Names Of Huatuojiaji

T6 Huatuo Acupuncture Point

  • English Name: Sides of Spine at T6
  • Pinyin Name: Huatuojiaji
  • Chinese Character: 華佗夾脊

Where Is T6 Huatuo?

T6 Huatuo Location

  • .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T6
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What Is T6 Huatuo Used For?

T6 Huatuo Clinical Usages

  • T6 innervates the diaphragm, used for a range of respiratory issues, asthma, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc..  Also used for esophageal issues (more on the left side) including a supporting role in some types of reflux and other digestive issues.
  • 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 T6 Huatuo?

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

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What Conditions May Use T6 Huatuo?

This point along with others in a proper point prescription may be used to balance the following Conditions / Symptoms:

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What Points Are Near T6 Huatuo?

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  • Hot a/or toxic skin conditions (esp. on the back): acne, boils, psoriasis, alopecia.
  • Harmonizes the qi in the chest and abdomen - epigastric pain, abdominal distention, borborygmus.
  • Chest / Cardiac pain - unbinds the chest.

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