Sinusitis

Health Issues/Symptoms Connections

Sinusitis Connections

Below you will find various relationships to the concept of and potential clinical approaches for sinusitis. It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine (and most related systems), treatment for "sinusitis" is rarely designed with the resulting "sinusitis" 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, "sinusitis", is potentially related to the following diagnostic patterns - lung wind invasion - wind cold, lung wind invasion - wind heat, spleen and stomach damp heat, spleen qi 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 sinusitis are described in our acupuncture protocol page - "acupuncture for sinusitis - 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 Huatuojiaji at C3 (Sides of Spine at C3)
    .5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous processes…
    C3 innervates the eyes, sinuses, temporal lobe areas and an…
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  • LI 19 (Grain Bone Hole)
    Directly below the lateral margin of the nostril at the lev…
    Sinus congestion. Nasal polyps, sores. Nosebleed (combina…
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  • LI 20 (Welcome Fragrance)
    In the nasolabial groove, level with the midpoint of the la…
    Loss of smell or taste, nasal discharge, any nose a/or sinu…
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  • UB 5 (Fifth Place)
    .5 cun behind UB 4 or 1 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cun later…
    Local point for headache and/or eye pain. Epilepsy, yang a…
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  • UB 7 (Celestial Connection)
    1.5 cun posterior to UB 6 or 4 cun above the AHL and 1.5 cu…
    Clear wind and resolve the exterior - important point for s…
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  • UB 9 (Jade Pillow)
    1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun …
    Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and fever, head…
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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 "sinusitis", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Sinusitis ".

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