Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Hot Flashes

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Hot Flashes

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

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

T4 huatuo, GV 22, UB 6, TH 17 KD 3, KD 1

  • 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, …
  • ViewFontanel Meeting (GV 22) - Nasal issues - congestion, olfactory problems (i.e. distinguishing smells), nosebleed, polyps. Headaches, primarily from wind in the Chinese Medicine sense of the term, dizziness, vertigo. Psychological issues, particularly…
  • ViewGushing Spring (KD 1) - Descends excess from above, useful for LV Yang Rising or LV Fire - headaches, tinnitus, hypertension, epilepsy. Cooling KD empty heat - chronic sore throat, dry mouth, low back pain. Tonify KD/HT Yin - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, po…
  • 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…
  • ViewWind Screen (TH 17) - Wind problems deriving from internal or external sources, Bell's palsy. Ear problems, tinnitus, deafness, acute earache due to wind cold
  • ViewLight Guard (UB 6) - Local point generally for headaches and vision issues - clears heat and wind. Headaches particularly with visual dizziness. Visual issues - blurry vision. Wind-heat conditions when there is no sweating - vomiting, nasal discharge, etc. …

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

CV 17, PC 7, PC 8, SP 6

  • 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…
  • ViewGreat Mound (PC 7) - Cooling heat that is effecting the Heart of a deficient or excess nature. Clears Ying and Blood heat, fever deep in the body that is drying up fluids. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, combine with PC 5, PC 6 & SP 9. Tong Ren/Tam Healing Syst…
  • ViewPalace of Toil (PC 8) - Excess heat conditions, more cooling than PC 7 which can be used for heat from an excess or deficient issue. Heat in the mouth, mouth or tongue ulcers, cold sores from Heart or Stomach Fire. Cools Ying and Blood stage heat, fevers with d…
  • 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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