Names Of Huatuojiaji

C6 Huatuo Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at C6
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Where Is C6 Huatuo?

C6 Huatuo Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C6
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What Is C6 Huatuo Used For?

C6 Huatuo Clinical Usages

  • C6 innervates the thyroid gland and is used for a range of thyroid issues - hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, etc.  Also used locally for problems down in the arm and hands, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, etc.
  • 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 C6 Huatuo?

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

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What Points Are Near C6 Huatuo?

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  • Sore throat, loss of voice, sensation of something "stuck" in the throat ("plum pit qi").
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation within the carotid artery.  The left side is used more for physical complaints and the right side more for psychological issues due to the internal connections of the common carotid. Useful for alzheimer's, brain tumors, dyslexia, MS, and many brain issues related to circulation as well as the full range of psychological issues. 
  • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.  

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