Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Tinnitus (Ringing In The Ears)

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

Tinnitus may involve patterns such as - kidney yin deficiency, liver fire, liver yin deficiency, lung qi deficiency, phlegm stagnation, spleen qi deficiency, spleen qi sinking 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

C3 huatuo, C4 huatuo, SI 16, SI 19, LI 18, GB 8, GB 9

  • ViewSides of Spine at C3 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT C3) - C3 innervates the eyes, sinuses, temporal lobe areas and and is used for a range of eye, vision and sinus issues.  In the right circumstances, combines well with Yintang and LI 4. Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Re…
  • ViewSides of Spine at C4 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT C4) - C4 innervates the areas of the mouth, jaw and chin.  May be used for a range of dental issues, bell's palsy, tmj as well as shoulder tension and/or neck issues due to holding tension in the upper parts of the body. Used extensively within…
  • 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
  • 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: …
  • ViewCelestial Windows (SI 16) - Both SI 16 & SI 17 are Window of the Sky Points and are useful for throat distention, swelling, goiters, lumps in neck a/or throat, voice issues. Ear issues - tinnitus, deafness, pain. Local point for neck and/or shoulder problems. …
  • ViewAuditory Palace (SI 19) - Ear problems of any etiology, inflammation, deafness, tinnitus, hearing loss. TMJ, toothache. Calms the spirit - manic behavior, epilepsy, sensation of pressure below the heart.  

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

GB 12, GB 20, TH 5, Taiyang

  • ViewGreat Sun (EX TAIYANG) - Temporal, one-sided a/or migraine headaches. Eye issues - pain, swelling, redness, photophobia, visual acuity. Local point for tootache, facial paralysis, pain, etc. Classically mentioned in the Ode of the Jade Dragon for swelling of th…
  • ViewCompletion Bone (GB 12) - Dispel exterior & interior wind from the head - tinnitus, tremors in the head, occipital headache, neck rotation ROM issues. Regulates and calms the spirit - insomnia
  • ViewWind Pool (GB 20) - Dispel Exterior or Interior Wind - (exterior) - fever/chills, stiff neck; (internal) - paralysis, twitching, tremors, numbness, dizziness, vertigo. All issues of the head, brain (seizures, memory, mental/neurological disorders), …
  • 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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