Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)

The areas and points listed below are those that may be involved diagnostically (i.e. "blocked") in those experiencing athlete's foot (tinea pedis). 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.

Athlete'S Foot (Tinea Pedis) may involve patterns such as - liver and gallbladder damp heat, liver wind, 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

T3 huatuo, T4 huauto, T7 huatuo, ST 36, S2 huatuo, S3 huatuo

  • ViewSides of Spine at S2 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT S2) - S2 influences the bladder and is used for a range of bladder issues, such as blood in the urine, or burning, as well as women's issues and reproductive issues. Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be n…
  • ViewSides of Spine at S3 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT S3) - S3 influences the external genitalia and is used for pain in the reproductive organs or other issues, genital pain, PMS, etc. Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or …
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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. …

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

SP 6, KD 3, Ouch Point

  • ViewGreat Ravine (KD 3) - Tonify KD Qi, Yin or Yang Deficiencies from any etiology. Asthma from KD Deficiency - difficulty inhaling. Tonifies Yin of KD (chronic sore throat, empty heat), LV (dizziness, tinnitus, headache) a/or HT (anxiety, insomnia, excessive dre…
  • 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…

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