Names Of Huatuojiaji

T12 Huatuo Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at T12
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Where Is T12 Huatuo?

T12 Huatuo Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T12
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What Is T12 Huatuo Used For?

T12 Huatuo Clinical Usages

  • T12 innervates the transverse colon and is used for colon issues such as constipation, diarrhea, or colon cancer.
  • 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 T12 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 T12 Huatuo?

UB 21 Stomach Shu


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  • Main point for all Stomach related issues in TCM diagnostic terms - harmonizes the stomach, transforms damp and resolves stagnation:  food stagnation, abdominal distention, borborygmus, mouth ulcers, vomiting, belching, nausea, etc.
  • Dissolve accumulations/lumps in the abdomen, combine with Pigen (point for lumps, tumors), 3.5 cun lateral to the lower border of L1.  Due to the same qi stagnation resolving functions it may also be useful for pain in the chest, stomach/spleen area and lateral costal margin area.
  • As the point also regulates the upward rising qi functions, it is used for prolapse of the rectum and uses with other points for hiatal hernias.

UB 50 Stomach Granary

  • Local Point.

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