Plantar Fascitis

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

"Plantar Fascitis" Issue / Symptom Connections

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

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "plantar fascitis" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "plantar fascitis" - 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 point should be considered, possibly even more so within the context of acupressure:

  • View LU 8 (Channel Ditch)

        1 cun above LU 9 on the line joining LU 5 & LU 9.

        Not as broad of an effect as LU 7, still useful for expelling wind, tonifying Qi and Yin. Pain in the area of KD 1 - plantar fascitis. Wrist pain - carpal tunnel syndrome. Main treatment point of Kidney Sho pattern (with LU 5 and KD 7) …

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 "plantar fascitis", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Plantar Fascitis ".

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