Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Insomnia

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Insomnia

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

Insomnia may involve patterns such as - heart fire, heart qi deficiency, liver and gallbladder damp heat, liver fire, 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

T5 huatuo (Left), T7 huatuo (Left), C2 huatuo (Right), GB 13 (Right), TH 20

  • ViewSides of Spine at C2 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT C2) - C2 innervates the forehead and the frontal lobe.  The relationship with the Broca's speech area left side of C2 may be used for speech disorders such as stuttering or post-stroke asphasia. Due to the relationship with the frontal lobe use…
  • ViewSides of Spine at T5 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T5) - T5 influences the heart and pericardium systems - in the tam healing system the left side is more for heart issues and the right is more for pericardium issues.  A range of psychoemotional issues, depression, anxiety, etc. as well as cardi…
  • 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…
  • ViewRoot Spirit (GB 13) - Regulate Liver/GallBladder, Clear Wind, Calm the Mind. Stiff Neck, Headache. Epilepsy. Tong…
  • ViewAngle Vertex (TH 20) - Local Point.

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

LV 3, LI 18, Yintang, UB 9

  • ViewHall of Seal (EX YINTANG) - Calms the spirit - insomnia, anxiety, stress. Frontal headache. Sinus issues - congestion, sinusitis. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Eye and sinus issues, useful point for building the energy in the head during qi gong.…
  • 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: …
  • ViewGreat Surge (LV 3) - Generally, resolves stagnation and tonifies Yin - balancing for all LV pathologies. LV Qi Stagnation / LV Yang Rising - headaches, dizziness, canker sores. Eye issues - blurred vision, red, swollen, painful eyes. Menstrual issues from D…
  • 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, …

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