Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Angina Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for angina. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "angina" is rarely designed with the resulting "angina" 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, "angina", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - blood stagnation, heart qi deficiency, heart yang deficiency, heart yin deficiency, phlegm stagnation 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:

  • HT 7 (Spirit Gate)
    At the wrist crease, on the radial side of the flexor carpi…
    Tonify deficiencies of the HT Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang. Emo…
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  • PC 2 (Celestial Spring)
    2 cun below the end of the anterior axillary fold between t…
    Opens the chest and invigorates the blood - cardiac pain / …
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  • PC 3 (Marsh at the Bend)
    On the transverse cubital crease on the ulnar side of the b…
    Chronic angina - palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks, sens…
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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 "angina", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Angina ".

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