Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Acne Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for acne. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "acne" is rarely designed with the resulting "acne" exclusively in mind.

For non-practitioners, we recommend reading treating the "cause" and not the "symptoms" for more on the overall approach and the importance of the TCM diagnostic system in formulating treatment approaches.

Within TCM, "acne", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - heat in the blood, liver fire, spleen and stomach damp heat among many other possibilities and/or layered combinations.

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Some acupuncture points are considered "empirically" related to a specific condition or diagnostic pattern. While this would rarely, if ever, dictate the entire composition of a treatment, the following points should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • EX Huatuojiaji at T4 (Sides of Spine at T4)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    T4 innervates the breast and influences the sweat glands an…
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  • SP 10 (Sea of Blood)
    With knee flexed, 2 cun above the superior medial border of…
    Any Gynecological issues originating from Blood, Heat, Stas…
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  • UB 16 (Governing Shu)
    1.5 cun lateral to GV 10, level with T6.
    Hot a/or toxic skin conditions (esp. on the back): acne, bo…
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    The Tom Tam/Tong Ren Therapy system can be applied via energy healing/medical qi gong methods as well as an acupuncture component. The acupuncture aspect is generally utilized in combination with more standard TCM diagnostic approaches. For the specific points/areas that would generally be utilized in someone experiencing "acne", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Acne ".

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