Nasal Polyps

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Nasal Polyps" Issue / Symptom Connections

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

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "nasal polyps" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "nasal polyps" - 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 LI 19 (Grain Bone Hole)

        Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril at the level of GV 26

        Sinus congestion. Nasal polyps, sores. Nosebleed (combination with GV 23 and LI 19)  
  • View LI 20 (Welcome Fragrance)

        In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasi.

        Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinus issues, nasal polyps, rhinitis, sinusitis, allergies. Often combined with LI 19 and other local points. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Sinus issues, often combined with LI 17 and …
  • View UB 3 (Eyebrow Ascension)

        .5 cun inside the anterior hairline, directly above UB 2, between GV 24 and UB 4.

        Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction. Epilepsy, agitation of the heart (possibly resulting in mania or excessive giddiness).
  • View UB 4 (Deviating Turn)

        1.5 cun lateral to GV 24, or .5 cun inside the AHL at the junction of the medial 1/3 and lateral 2/3's distance between…

        Local point for headache and/or nasal issues. Headaches, particularly frontal/sinus, eye pain, vision issues (dimness, blurry). Nasal polyps, nosebleeds, allergies, rhinitis.
  • View UB 7 (Celestial Connection)

        1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun lateral to the AML.

        Clear wind and resolve the exterior - important point for sinus congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis, nosebleed, nasal polyps. Loss of sense of smell. Headaches and/or dizziness from wind and congestion. Neck pain and stiffness, throat goite…

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 "nasal polyps", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Nasal Polyps ".

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