Huatuojiaji EX-B-2 Acupuncture Point

Huatuojiaji EX-B-2

Chinese: 华佗夹脊

Pinyin: Huá Tuó Jiā Jí

Location

This is a group of 17 point pairs. All of them are 0.5 cun lateral to the lower borders of the spinous processes of the 12 thoracic (Chest Jiali) and 5 lumbar vertebrae (Lumbar Jiali). 

How to locate

Selects the Huatuojiaji EX-B-2 according to location of the disorders. 

Use C7 (the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra), T7 (the spinous process of the 7th thoracic vertebra) and L4 (the spinous process of the 4th lumbar vertebra) as reference points. 

All 17 pairs are 0.5 cun lateral to the lower borders of the spinous processes of the above vertebras. 

Main actions

Harmonizes the five Zang ang six Fu Organs

Needling

0.5–1 cun vertically or better obliquely in a medial direction towards the spine, up to 1.5 cun in the lumbar region.

The purpose of needling these points is to stimulate the local nerve roots. This means that the insertion angle has to be adapted to the patient’s anatomy.

Never needle in a lateral direction. It is possible to apply electrostimulation.

Commentary for Huatuojiaji EX-B-2

The indications of these points depends on their actual locations. 

The points between T1 and T4 are indicated for the Lung and upper limb disorders. 

The points between T4 and T7 are indicated for the Heart disorders. 

The points between T7 and T10 are indicated for the Liver and Gallbladder disorders. 

The points between T10 and T12 are indicated for the Spleen and Stomach disorders. 

The points between L1 to L2 are indicated for the Kidneys disorders. 

The points between L3 to L5 are indicated for the Bladder, Large and Small Intestines, Uterus and lower limbs. 

All above points treat herpes zoster as well as pain and stiffness of the local area.