Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Rsd)

The areas and points listed below are those that may be involved diagnostically (i.e. "blocked") in those experiencing reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd). 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.

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, T4 huatuo, T7 huatuo, GV 19, GV 20, GB 8, GB 9

  • 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 T4 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T4) - T4 innervates the breast and influences the sweat glands and hair follicles, important point for breast cancer in the tam healing system, excessive, irregular or lack of sweat, inability to control body temperature and many skin problems, …
  • ViewSides of Spine at T7 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T7) - T7 (Left) innervates the spleen and is an important point for any blood related issues - both in terms of circulation but also in terms of disease.  Due to the role in body fluids and blood a range of issues that are more prominent at nigh…
  • ViewValley Lead (GB 8) - Migraine, one-sided or unilateral headaches and associated nausea, vomiting a/or visual disturbances. Hangover, eases headache and harmonizes the middle jiao. In the Bronze Man this point is indicated for cold & phlegm in the Diaphragm & S…
  • ViewCelestial Hub (GB 9) - Local Point, usually for headache
  • ViewBehind the Vertex (GV 19) - Headaches, vertigo, dizziness, neck pain, aversion to wind. Insomnia, psychological issues primarily with manic symptoms, epilepsy. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to stimulate the sensory cortex (sensations from skin, mu…
  • ViewHundred Convergences (GV 20) - Main point for headache, dizziness, eye pain and redness, irritability, hypertension from excess yang in the upper body, often occuring with patterns of excess Liver yang or Liver fire. Combine with lower body points such as LV 2, LV 3, KD…

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

UB 9, GV 17, LI 4, SP 6, LI 18

  • ViewBrain's Door (GV 17) - Neck/Cervical issues, pain a/or stiffness of the neck, heaviness of the head, headache, dizziness. Epilepsy, mania, lockjaw, loss of voice. Eye pain, excessive lacrimation. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect …
  • ViewUnion Valley (LI 4) - Releases the exterior for wind-cold or wind-heat syndromes Strengthens the wei qi, improves immunity Regulates the sweat glands, for excessive sweating tonify LI 4 then disperse KD 7 and vice versa. Any problem on the face - sense organ…
  • ViewProtuberance Assistant (LI 18) - Window of the Sky Point for sudden loss of voice with qi obstruction in the throat. High blood pressure, for which Window of the Sky Points are sometimes indicated, may also be useful for low blood pressure. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: …
  • ViewThree Yin Intersection (SP 6) - Tonify Yin and Blood, all Spleen disorders. Digestive disorders, sinking/prolapse. Gynecological issues, male sexual issues, difficult labor (expel fetus). Menstrual issues (irregular, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea). Bleeding disorders, ute…
  • ViewJade Pillow (UB 9) - Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and fever, headaches from wind. Occipital headaches and/or neck pain, heavy head. Eye pain and/or redness, blurry vision. Unbalanced temperature/sweating - cold sensation in head with sweats, …

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