Research: ZHANG, Yanta District

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ZHANG, Yanta District Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xi'an, China writes that Huatuojiaji are extra-channel acupoints which have been first described in A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies. The clinical application of these acupoints have been expanded to a great extent in modern times.


The successful application of Huatuojiaji points in acupuncture anaesthesia and research on these points peaked toward the end of the 1970s, great progress in their clinical application has been achieved in recent years.


According to acupuncture and moxibustion theories, puncturing Huatuojiaji points can dredge channels, promote the flow of qi, regulate yin and yang and activate the Du and Urinary Bladder Channel . The authors treated 300 cases of apoplexy (cerebrovascular accident). There are 56 points, altogether, 28 on each side of the spine. The prescription for apoplexy includes C1-7, T1-9 and L2-4.


Of the 300 cases of apoplexy, 100 were cured, 107 improved markedly, 87 improved and 6 were ineffective. The total effective rate was 98%.



Zhang Y. Observation of curative effects of Huatuojiaji in the treatment of 300 cases of apoplexy. J Tradit Chin Med. 16(2): 117-20. Jun 1996.

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