Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Amnesia

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Amnesia

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

Amnesia may involve patterns such as - heart yin deficiency, phlegm misting the heart 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

SI 17, GB 13, C2 huatuo, GB 12

  • ViewSides of Spine at C2 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT C2) - C2 innervates the forehead and the frontal lobe.  The relationship with the Broca's speech area left side of C2 may be used for speech disorders such as stuttering or post-stroke asphasia. Due to the relationship with the frontal lobe use…
  • 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
  • ViewRoot Spirit (GB 13) - Regulate Liver/GallBladder, Clear Wind, Calm the Mind. Stiff Neck, Headache. Epilepsy. Tong…
  • ViewCelestial Countenance (SI 17) - 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. Chest oppression, wheezing, cough, asthma. Ear issues - tinnitus, deafness. Tong Ren/Tam Healing Sys…

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

UB 3, UB 4, UB 5, Taiyang, LI 17 (Left)

  • 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…
  • ViewCelestial Tripod (LI 17) - Sore throat, loss of voice, sensation of something "stuck" in the throat ("plum pit qi"). Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation within the carotid artery.  The left side is used more for physical complaints and the r…
  • ViewEyebrow Ascension (UB 3) - Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction. Epilepsy, agitation of the heart (possibly resulting in mania or excessive giddiness).
  • ViewDeviating Turn (UB 4) - Local point for headache and/or nasal issues. Headaches, particularly frontal/sinus, eye pain, vision issues (dimness, blurry). Nasal polyps, nosebleeds, allergies, rhinitis.
  • ViewFifth Place (UB 5) - Local point for headache and/or eye pain. Epilepsy, yang ascension issues (manic episodes, dizziness, etc.) Sinus congestion, stuffy head.

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