Names Of Huatuojiaji

T5 Huatuo Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at T5
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Where Is T5 Huatuo?

T5 Huatuo Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T5
  • Unsure about "cun" measurements, read what is a cun?.

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What Is T5 Huatuo Used For?

T5 Huatuo Clinical Usages

  • T5 influences the heart and pericardium systems - in the tam healing system the left side is more for heart issues and the right is more for pericardium issues.  A range of psychoemotional issues, depression, anxiety, etc. as well as cardiovascular issues, lower body edema, palpitations, chest pain, 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 T5 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 T5 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 T5 Huatuo?

UB 15 Heart Shu


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  • Main point for all heart related issues from a TCM perspective, blood and circulatory related issues of an excess or deficient nature.
  • Nourishes the spirit and calms the shen - main point for all heart related emotional issues: palpitations, anxiety, easily frightened (ht/kd), stress, poor memory. Useful with PC 6, HT 7, CV 14 a/or UB 14.
  • Particularly important point for insomnia.
  • Night sweats in Heart Qi a/or Yin deficiency.

UB 44 Spirit Hall

  • Reinforce the HT Shu (UB 15) and treat Heart related psycho-emotional issues: anxiety, insomnia, et.

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