Names Of Huatuojiaji

T1 Huatuo Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at T1
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Where Is T1 Huatuo?

T1 Huatuo Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T1
  • Unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is T1 Huatuo Used For?

T1 Huatuo Clinical Usages

  • T1 innervates the windpipe and affects the bone marrow, used for a range of lung and immune issues (with T2 and T3), a range of neck issues, releasing exterior heat (colds/flus/fever), neck and shoulder problems.  T1, T2 and T3 are used for a range of immune and autoimmune conditions within the tam healing system.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

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What Conditions May Use T1 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 T1 Huatuo?

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  • Wind disorders.
  • Hui-meeting point of the bones, useful with any bone or problem such as osteoporosis, arthritis, inflammation, sensation of heat in the bones, etc.
  • Useful adjunctive point to effect the lungs in cases of infections, colds a/or flus or asthma related conditions.
  • Sea of Blood Point with ST 37 & ST 39. According to the Ling Shu Treatise on the Seas, "when the Sea of blood is full, the patient has the sensation that his body is bigger than it is. One feels uneasy, and does not know the disease; when the Sea of blood is insufficient, one often feels the body is small, one feels uneasy and does not know the disease." May be useful for leukemia, anemia, said to tonify the bone marrow.

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  • Local point for shoulder and/or scapular region pain, weakness and/or stiffness.  Useful for chronic shoulder problems.  

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