Theory

(EX) Huatuojiaji at C2 - Acupuncture Point - Huatuojiaji


C2 Huatuo Names

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

Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C2
  • For point location tips, read our meridian notes; unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

C2 Huatuo Image

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C2 Huatuo Clinical Uses

  • 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.


C2 Huatuo Point Associations

None listed.


C2 Huatuo TCM Patterns

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

  • There are no patterns associated at this time.

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



C2 Huatuo Conditions Treated

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".


Nearby Acupuncture Points

GV 15

  • 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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