Alzheimer'S Disease

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Alzheimer's Disease" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for alzheimer's disease.

Content Related to Alzheimer'S Disease

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "alzheimer's disease" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "alzheimer's disease" - i.e. the "cause(s)".

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.

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:

  • View LI 17 (Celestial Tripod)

        On the lateral side of the neck, 1 cun below LI 18 on the posterior border of the SCM.

        Sore throat, loss of voice, sensation of something "stuck" in the throat ("plum pit qi"). Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation within the carotid artery.  The left side is used more for physical complaints and the r…
  • View SI 16 (Celestial Windows)

        On the lateral side of the neck, posterior to the SCM and LI 18, level with the Adam's apple.

        Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Points and are useful for throat distention, swelling, goiters, lumps in neck a/or throat, voice issues. Ear issues - tinnitus, deafness, pain. Local point for neck and/or shoulder problems. …

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 "alzheimer's disease", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease ".

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