Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Astigmatism

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Astigmatism

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

Astigmatism may involve patterns such as - heart yin deficiency, kidney jing deficiency, liver blood 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

C3 huatuo, UB 1, UB 2, UB 3, SI 16

  • 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…
  • 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. …
  • ViewBright Eyes (UB 1) - Main point for all eye disorders especially from wind (internal or external), excess, a/or heat. Eye pain, strain, redness, swelling, itching, twitching, blurry vision, etc. Myopia, color blindness, night blindness. Glaucoma, optic nerv…
  • ViewBamboo Gathering (UB 2) - Local point for sinus congestion a/or headache. Red, itchy, watery eyes - allergies. Use in facial massage for headaches with GB 20, ST 8, LI 4, and UB 60. Glaucoma, night blindness, blurry and/or weak vision. Generally, needle towards…
  • ViewEyebrow Ascension (UB 3) - Local point for headaches, nasal obstruction. Epilepsy, agitation of the heart (possibly resulting in mania or excessive giddiness).

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

GV 18, GB 19

  • ViewUnyielding Space (GV 18) - Regulates the liver and calms wind. Stiff neck, headache. Visual dizziness, blurring of vision. Epilepsy, Insomnia, Manic Depression. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the autonomic nerves, balances in…
  • 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…

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