Names Of Huatuojiaji

C2 Huatuo Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at C2
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Where Is C2 Huatuo?

C2 Huatuo Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C2
  • Unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is C2 Huatuo Used For?

C2 Huatuo Clinical Usages

  • C2 innervates the forehead and the frontal lobe.  The relationship with the Broca's speech area left side of C2 may be used for speech disorders such as stuttering or post-stroke asphasia.
  • Due to the relationship with the frontal lobe used for a range of anxiety and depression related disorders as well as conditions such as OCD, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, and insomnia.  Generally the left side is for more insomnia and ocd related symptoms and the right side is for more standard anxiety/depression realm symptoms.
  • May also be used for headaches, acne, sinus issues and/or visual issues, usually with other supporting points.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. The cervical huatuo points are not needled as often, but used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

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What Conditions May Use C2 Huatuo?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Points Are Near C2 Huatuo?

GV 15 Mute's Gate

  • Opens the orifices refers to the mouth, throat and tongue, for throat swelling, hoarseness, post-stroke speech disorders, important point for muteness due to tongue stiffness or vocal cord disorders.
  • Epilepsy, stroke, manic depression, loss of consciousness.
  • Occipital headaches, especially with neck stiffness, upper cervical pain and restricted neck rotation, heaviness of head - GV 15 lies over the space between C1 and C2, and can help release the suboccipital musculature which compresses the atlanto-occipital joint.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to stimulate the medulla and limbic system, useful for emotional issues.  

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