"Breast Cancer" Issue / Symptom Connections
Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for breast cancer.
Content Related to Breast Cancer
It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "breast cancer" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "breast cancer" - 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 EX Huatuojiaji at T4 (Sides of Spine at T4)
.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T4
T4 innervates the breast and influences the sweat glands and hair follicles, important point for breast cancer in the tam healing system, excessive, irregular or lack of sweat, inability to control body temperature and many skin problems, …
- View PC 1 (Celestial Pool)
1 cun lateral to the nipple in the 4th ICS.
Window of the Sky Point, opens the chest - fullness, counterflow qi, cough with phlegm.
Headache, blurred vision, axillary sweating, malarial disorders, difficulty moving the limbs.
Breast disorders, breast abscess, insufficient lactatio…
- View SI 1 (Lesser Marsh)
.1 cun posterior to the corner of the nail on the ulnar side of the little finger.
Breast disorders of any etiology, insufficient lactation, mastitis, breast abscess, cysts.
Jing Well Point, clear heat from the opposite end of the channel, for eye redness, earache, tinnitus, sore throat, stiff tongue.
- View SI 11 (Celestial Gathering)
On the scapula in a depression at the center of the infrascapular fossa, found at the junction of the upper and middle …
Breast problems, mastitis, insufficient lactation, breast pain.
Emotional issues, anxiety that presents with asthma, expands and relaxes the chest, asthma generally.
Local point for channel pain within the shoulder, scapula region, elbow…
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 ".