Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Coronary Artery Disease

The areas and points listed below are those that may be involved diagnostically (i.e. "blocked") in those experiencing coronary artery disease. 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.

Coronary Artery Disease may involve patterns such as - blood stagnation, heart qi deficiency, heart yang collapse, heart yang deficiency, heart yin deficiency, lung qi deficiency, lung yin deficiency, stomach qi deficiency, stomach yin deficiency 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

UB 9, T4 huatuo, T5 huatuo (left), T7 huatuo, LI 17

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

KD 1, ST 12, PC 6, CV 17

  • Chest Center (CV 17) - Main point for tonification of the upper warmer. Hui Meeting Point of the Qi -…
  • Gushing Spring (KD 1) - Descends excess from above, useful for LV Yang Rising or LV Fire - headaches, t…
  • Inner Pass (PC 6) - Similar to PC 3 but more for Chronic Heart symptoms from Qi stagnation. Opens …
  • Empty Basin (ST 12) - Shoulder pain (esp. that radiates to neck). Neck/throat issues - tightness/pai…

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