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Huatuojiaji

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Yua Tuo's Paravertebral

Location
A group of 34 points on both sides of the spinal colun, 0.5 cun lateral to the lower border of each spinous process from the first thoracic vertebra to the fifth lumbar bertebra.

Indications
T1-T3: Diseases in the upper limbs; T1-T8: Diseases in the chest region; T6-L5: Diseases in the abdominal region; L1-L5: Diseases in the lower limbs.

Traditional Action
It varies according to the location of the point.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.