Glaucoma

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Glaucoma Connections

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

Within TCM, "glaucoma", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - kidney yin deficiency, liver blood deficiency, liver yin deficiency among many other possibilities and/or layered combinations.

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When developing an acupuncture protocol a practitioner is very often focusing on the causal diagnoses in Chinese Medicine terms, not on the condition itself. A potential range of underlying factors and approaches for glaucoma are described in our acupuncture protocol page - "acupuncture for glaucoma - treatment protocols " .

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 Shangming (Upper Brightness)
    Directly below the midpoint of the arch of the eyebrow, jus…
    Disorders of the eyelids, pterygium. Vision issues, optic …
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  • EX Xinming 1 ()
    Midpoint of the skin folds posterior to the earlobe, 5 fen …
    Xinming points were discovered by clinicians in the 70's. …
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  • EX Xinming 2 ()
    At the depression 1 cun above the external end of eyebrow a…
    Xinming points were discovered by clinicians in the 70's. …
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  • UB 1 (Bright Eyes)
    In a depression, .1 cun above the inner canthus of the eye.
    Main point for all eye disorders especially from wind (inte…
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  • UB 2 (Bamboo Gathering)
    On the medial end of the eyebrow, directly above the inner …
    Local point for sinus congestion a/or headache. Red, itchy…
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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 "glaucoma", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Glaucoma ".

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