Sleep Disorders (Sleep Apnea)

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"Sleep Disorders (Sleep Apnea)" Issue / Symptom Connections

Below you will find various relationships to, and potential clinical treatment approaches for sleep disorders (sleep apnea).

Content Related to Sleep Disorders (Sleep Apnea)

It is critical to appreciate that in Chinese Medicine, treatment for "sleep disorders (sleep apnea)" is rarely focused on the symptoms exclusively. Alternatively, a practitioner is looking at the factors that led to the development of "sleep disorders (sleep apnea)" - 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 EX Shang Lian Quan (On The Neck)

        1 cun below midpoint of lower jaw, in the depression between the hyoid bone and the lower border of the jaw.

        Local issues in the area - sore throat, congestion, difficulty swallowing, stiff tongue, loss of voice. May be used as a local point for obstructive sleep apnea to help open the throat.

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 "sleep disorders (sleep apnea)", please read "Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Sleep Apnea ".

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