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Chinese Name: Huatuojiaji

Location:  On the back and lower back, 0.5 cun lateral to the lower border of each spinous process process from the 1st thoracic vertebra to the 5th lumbar vertebra. One side has 17 points, both sides of the spinal column have a total of 34 points.


  • The points on the upper portion of the thorax are used to treat diseases of the throat, heart, lung and upper extremities
  • The points on the lower portion of the thorax are used to treat diseases of the liver, gall-bladder, spleen and stomach
  • The points on the lumbar region are used to treat diseases of the urogenital system, the intestinal tract, the lumbosacral region and lower extremities

Functions: Regulates the five Zang and six Fu.

Needling: Perpendicular insertion .3 - .5 cun, or use plum blossom needle for tapping.


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