Names Of Huatuojiaji

C3 Huatuo Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at C3
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Where Is C3 Huatuo?

C3 Huatuo Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C3
  • Unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is C3 Huatuo Used For?

C3 Huatuo Clinical Usages

  • C3 innervates the eyes, sinuses, temporal lobe areas and and is used for a range of eye, vision and sinus issues.  In the right circumstances, combines well with Yintang and LI 4.
  • 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 C3 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 C3 Huatuo?

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  • Dispel Exterior or Interior Wind - (exterior) - fever/chills, stiff neck; (internal) - paralysis, twitching, tremors, numbness, dizziness, vertigo.
  • All issues of the head, brain (seizures, memory, mental/neurological disorders), face, throat and sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue).
  • Headache, especially occipital.
  • Eye issues.
  • Issues of the neck, shoulders a/or upper back - pain, weakness, stiffness.
  • Hypertension, especially with LV Yang Rising.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used most often in conjunction with the huatuo points of C1 and C2 to open the spinal cord, generally used to relieve neck tension.  

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  • Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep.
  • Eye Disorders.
  • Tinnitus.

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