Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Appendicitis

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Appendicitis

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

Appendicitis may involve patterns such as - large intestine blood stagnation, large intestine damp heat, 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

TH 20, T3 huatuo, T11 huatuo (left), T12 huatuo, ST 11, LI 18

  • ViewSides of Spine at T11 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T11) - T11 innervates the small intestine and is used for a range of digestive and assimilation issues and with related factors edema in the abdomen or lower part of the body. Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy.…
  • ViewSides of Spine at T12 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T12) - T12 innervates the transverse colon and is used for colon issues such as constipation, diarrhea, or colon cancer. Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren thera…
  • 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…
  • 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: …
  • ViewQi Abode (ST 11) - Local point - sore/swollen throat - counterflow qi, cough, hiccups, reflux. Neck pain - pain, inability to turn neck. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Main point to open the circulation of the common carotid artery.  Useful for conditions su…
  • ViewAngle Vertex (TH 20) - Local Point.

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

SP 6, ST 36, CV 4, Ouch Point

  • ViewOrigin Pass (CV 4) - Generally, useful for deficiencies of Yin, Yang, Qi & Blood. Main point for tonifying Prenatal Qi - exhaustion, weakness, chronic fatigue/diseases. Main point for Kidney deficiencies of Qi, Jing a/or Yang - low back pain, bone disord…
  • 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…
  • ViewLeg Three Li (ST 36) - Tonify deficient Qi a/or Blood. Tonify Wei Qi and Qi overall - low immunity, chronic illness, poor digestion, general weakness, particularly with moxibustion, very important acupuncture point for building and maintaining overall health. …

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