Breast Cancer

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Breast Cancer Connections

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

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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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  • PC 1 (Celestial Pool)
    1 cun lateral to the nipple in the 4th ICS.
    Window of the Sky Point, opens the chest - fullness, counte…
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  • SI 1 (Lesser Marsh)
    .1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar sid…
    Breast disorders of any etiology, insufficient lactation, m…
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  • SI 11 (Celestial Gathering)
    On the scapula in a depression at the center of the infrasc…
    Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation, breast p…
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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 "breast cancer", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Breast Cancer ".

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