Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Arthritis

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Arthritis

The areas and points listed below are those that may be involved diagnostically (i.e. "blocked") in those experiencing arthritis (bi syndromes). The Tom Tam / Tong Ren Therapy system is heavily focused on the scalp and huatuojiaji points along the spine.

These areas may be utilized regardless of treatment technique. That is, whether you use acupuncture, massage, qigong and/or tongren - the focus remains directed towards improving circulation in the designated areas.

For acupuncture specifically, treatments within this style would combine these areas with more traditional points based on the overall diagnosis in Chinese Medicine terms.

Arthritis (Bi Syndromes) may involve patterns such as - spleen and stomach damp heat among others.

Within an acupuncture session, most often qi gong, acupuncture and tuina would be applied towards the major points in the neck and spine as appropriate.

Treatment Areas of Focus - Primary

T1 huatuo, T2 huatuo, T3 huatuo, UB 6, UB 7, UB 8, GB 17

  • ViewSides of Spine at T1 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T1) - T1 innervates the windpipe and affects the bone marrow, used for a range of lung and immune issues (with T2 and T3), a range of neck issues, releasing exterior heat (colds/flus/fever), neck and shoulder problems.  T1, T2 and T3 are used fo…
  • ViewSides of Spine at T2 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T2) - T2 innervates the bronchus and thymus gland and is used for a range of immune issues (with T1 and T3), including symptoms such as chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia.  T1, T2 and T3 are used for a range of immune and autoimmune conditions with…
  • ViewSides of Spine at T3 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T3) - T3 innervates the lung and lymph systems and is used for a range of immune issues (with T1 and T2), including symptoms such as allergies, asthma, chest pain, cough, voice issues, lyme disease, and frequent infections.  T1, T2 and T3 are us…
  • ViewUpright Construction (GB 17) - Clears Heat and Regulates the Gallbladder. Headache, Dizziness
  • ViewLight Guard (UB 6) - Local point generally for headaches and vision issues - clears heat and wind. Headaches particularly with visual dizziness. Visual issues - blurry vision. Wind-heat conditions when there is no sweating - vomiting, nasal discharge, etc. …
  • ViewCelestial Connection (UB 7) - 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…
  • ViewDeclining Connection (UB 8) - Resolve phlegm and clear wind - nasal congestion, blurry vision, dizziness, tinnitus. Calms the shen - a range of psychological conditions including depression, mania, withdrawal from lack of ability of the shen to rise. Useful for remov…

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

GV 22, ST 12, TH 5, GB 34, Ouch Point

  • ViewYang Mound Spring (GB 34) - Hui Meeting of the Sinews - useful for treating soft tissue anywhere in the body, contracture, cramping, pain, spasm, weakness, numbness, paralysis. Sciatica and issues with the low back, hip, a/or lower limbs, knees. All disorders of th…
  • ViewFontanel Meeting (GV 22) - Nasal issues - congestion, olfactory problems (i.e. distinguishing smells), nosebleed, polyps. Headaches, primarily from wind in the Chinese Medicine sense of the term, dizziness, vertigo. Psychological issues, particularly…
  • ViewEmpty Basin (ST 12) - Shoulder pain (esp. that radiates to neck). Neck/throat issues - tightness/pain. Cough, counterflow qi, sore, swollen throat (rebellious lung qi). Internal branch of the ST meridian connects here directly from the Stomach, Spleen & …
  • ViewOuter Pass (TH 5) - Beginning exterior conditions, tonify for wind-cold, cold-damp & sedate for wind-heat, fever. Headache from exterior wind as well as migraines and headaches in any area especially with stiffness or pain in the posterior and lateral as…

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