Health Issues/Symptoms Connections
Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for ankylosing spondylitis. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "ankylosing spondylitis" is rarely designed with the resulting "ankylosing spondylitis" 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, "ankylosing spondylitis", is potentially related to the following diagnostic pattern - kidney yin deficiency among many other possibilities and/or layered combinations.
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 "ankylosing spondylitis", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Ankylosing Spondylitis ".