Names Of Huatuojiaji

T4 Huatuo Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at T4
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Where Is T4 Huatuo?

T4 Huatuo Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T4
  • Unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is T4 Huatuo Used For?

T4 Huatuo Clinical Usages

  • T4 innervates the breast and influences the sweat glands and hair follicles, important point for breast cancer in the tam healing system, excessive, irregular or lack of sweat, inability to control body temperature and many skin problems, acne, psoriasis, etc..
  • 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 Diagnostic Patterns May Use T4 Huatuo?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following TCM Patterns:

For more on this, read "What Does Acupuncture Treat?" and "Point Prescription Guidelines".

What Conditions May Use T4 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 T4 Huatuo?

UB 14 Jue Yin Shu (Pericardium Shu)


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  • For all heart conditions: palpitations, anxiety, stress, etc. Combine with PC 6 to open the chest (as in the case of plum pit qi).  This chest pain can be psycho-emotional (i.e. liver/heart system related in Chinese Medicine terms), or it may be from simple congestion (cough, rebellious qi, shortness of breath, etc.).
  • Harmonizes the liver - as the "Jueyin Shu" you may also treat LV related conditions such as stagnation of LV Qi - depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc.

UB 43 Gao Huang Shu

  • Main point for all disorders of the Lung and Upper Warmer: asthma, dyspnea, cough, tuberculosis, etc.
  • Tonification point for cases of weakness and deficiency especially from chronic illness.

SI 11 Celestial Gathering


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  • Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation, breast pain.
  • Emotional issues, anxiety that presents with asthma, expands and relaxes the chest, asthma generally.
  • Local point for channel pain within the shoulder, scapula region, elbow, arm, face and jaw.  

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