Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for canker sores (cold sores).
It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "canker sores (cold sores)" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "canker sores (cold sores)" - 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:
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 "canker sores (cold sores)", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Canker Sores (Cold Sores) ".