Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Hyperlipidemia Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for hyperlipidemia. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "hyperlipidemia" is rarely designed with the resulting "hyperlipidemia" 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, "hyperlipidemia", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - kidney yang deficiency, kidney yin deficiency, liver qi stagnation, liver yin deficiency, phlegm stagnation, spleen yang deficiency, stomach blood stagnation, stomach fire, stomach qi deficiency among many other possibilities and/or layered combinations.

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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:

  • EX Huatuojiaji at T10 (Sides of Spine at T10)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    T10 (Left) innervates the gall bladder and is used for issu…
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  • ST 10 (Water Prominence)
    Midway between ST 9 and ST 11 at the anterior border of the…
    Local point - swollen/sore throat, shortness of breath, goi…
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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 "hyperlipidemia", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Hyperlipidemia ".

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