Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Bursitis Connections

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

  • ST 12 (Empty Basin)
    In the midpoint of the supraclavicular fossa, 4 cun lateral…
    Shoulder pain (esp. that radiates to neck). Neck/throat is…
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  • UB 38 (Superficial Cleft)
    1 cun above UB 39 on the medial side of the tendon of bicep…
    Similar functions to the bladder points on the sacrum and l…
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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 "bursitis", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Bursitis ".

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