Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Als)

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"Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Als)" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als).

Content Related to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Als)

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als)" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als)" - 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 point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View UB 9 (Jade Pillow)

        1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun lateral to the PML in depression level with GV 17.

        Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and fever, headaches from wind. Occipital headaches and/or neck pain, heavy head. Eye pain and/or redness, blurry vision. Unbalanced temperature/sweating - cold sensation in head with sweats, …

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 "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als)", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) ".

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