Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Emphysema

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Emphysema

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

Emphysema may involve patterns such as - blood stagnation, kidney qi deficiency, lung dampness - phlegm heat, lung qi deficiency, lung wind invasion - wind cold, phlegm stagnation, spleen qi 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

LI 17, T3 huatuo, T6 huatuo, UB 9, CV 17, KD 24, KD 25

  • ViewChest Center (CV 17) - Main point for tonification of the upper warmer. Hui Meeting Point of the Qi - tonify and move the Qi of the body. Chronic lung issues - cough, asthma, SOB, diaphragmatic pain. Breast issues - insufficient lactation, mastitis. Chest/Th…
  • 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 T6 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T6) - T6 innervates the diaphragm, used for a range of respiratory issues, asthma, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc..  Also used for esophageal issues (more on the left side) including a supporting role in some types of reflux and other dige…
  • ViewSpirit Ruins (KD 24) - Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing. Breast distention - moves qi stagnation in the chest. Palpitations, abdominal bloating, panic attacks arising from digestive issues.
  • ViewSpirit Storehouse (KD 25) - Local Point, generally useful for cough, chest tension, constricted breathing. Vomiting, reflux, digestive issues - harmonize stomach.
  • 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…
  • ViewJade Pillow (UB 9) - Expels wind-cold - nasal congestion, chills and fever, headaches from wind. Occipital headaches and/or neck pain, heavy head. Eye pain and/or redness, blurry vision. Unbalanced temperature/sweating - cold sensation in head with sweats, …

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

LU 7, LU 9, ST 36, CV 6

  • ViewSea of Qi (CV 6) - Generally, useful for Qi tonification. Women's health - hernia, uterine bleeding, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation / cramps), amenorrhea, leukorrhea. Men's health - impotence, seminal emission, nig…
  • ViewBroken Sequence (LU 7) - Exterior Wind - body aches, chills/fever, runny nose, scratchy throat, sneezing. Internal Wind - bell's palsy, twitching, spasms, lockjaw. As Master Point of the CV, paired with KD 6 of the Yin Qiao Mai - treats genitourinary and gynecol…
  • ViewGreat Abyss (LU 9) - Tonify LU Qi and Yin - cough, asthma, wheezing, SOB, chronic runny nose w/watery discharge. Palpitations. Wrist pain, arm pain along meridian. Hui Meeting Point of the Vessls - circulation issues, clarifying an indescernible pulse (for …
  • 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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