Cancer

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Cancer" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for cancer.

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "cancer" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "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 T1 (Sides of Spine at T1)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T1

        T1 innervates the windpipe and affects the bone marrow, used for a range of lung and immune issues (with T2 and T3), a range of neck issues, releasing exterior heat (colds/flus/fever), neck and shoulder problems.  T1, T2 and T3 are used fo…
  • View EX Huatuojiaji at T2 (Sides of Spine at T2)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T2

        T2 innervates the bronchus and thymus gland and is used for a range of immune issues (with T1 and T3), including symptoms such as chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.  T1, T2 and T3 are used for a range of immune and autoimmune conditions with…
  • View EX Huatuojiaji at T3 (Sides of Spine at T3)

        .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes of T3

        T3 innervates the lung and lymph systems and is used for a range of immune issues (with T1 and T2), including symptoms such as allergies, asthma, chest pain, cough, voice issues, lyme disease, and frequent infections.  T1, T2 and T3 are us…
  • 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, …

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