Names Of Huatuojiaji

C7 Huatuo Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at C7
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Where Is C7 Huatuo?

C7 Huatuo Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of C7
  • Unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is C7 Huatuo Used For?

C7 Huatuo Clinical Usages

  • C7 innervates the parathyroid gland and as it has a role in calcium utilization, this point is use dfor a range of bone problems, arthritis, bone spurs, osteoporosis, 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 C7 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 C7 Huatuo?

GV 14 Great Hammer

  • Meeting point of all yang meridians, GV 14 is indicated for exterior conditions as it expels pathogens and firms the yang; clearing heat and fevers whether mild or severe; and for tonifying the yang and strengthening the neck and spine.
  • Main point for acute wind cold or wind heat, colds and flu, especially with fever and chills, opens the pores to cause sweating. If a patient with underlying deficiency presents with chills and no fever use moxa.
  • Main point for reducing high fevers, combine with LU 11, UB 40 (can bleed these points). Main point for summer heat.
  • Cough, asthma.
  • Main point for spontaneous sweating from qi deficiency or night sweats from yin deficiency.
  • Main point for neck and upper back pain and stiffness, combine with GB 20, UB 10, UB 11, UB 12, Bailao, SI 12, SI 13, etc. As the tissue is often thick here, insert slowly and use mild manipulation, then redirect needle towards each shoulder using oblique insertion.
  • Strengthens the wei qi, wind cold can enter the body through the triangle formed by GV 14 and UB 12. Keep this area warm, supple and flexible with needle, moxa, massage to promote longevity.
  • Epilepsy, hypertension, insomnia, nosebleed.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used for bone issues (arthritis, spurs, scoliosis), calcium issues, hand issues.  

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