Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Obesity

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Obesity

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

Obesity (Weight Loss) may involve patterns such as - blood stagnation, heart yang deficiency, spleen and stomach damp heat, spleen qi deficiency, spleen yang deficiency, stomach dampness, stomach fire 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

T7 huatuo, ST 21, C2 huatuo (Right), GB 8, GB 13 (Right)

  • 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 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…
  • ViewValley Lead (GB 8) - Migraine, one-sided or unilateral headaches and associated nausea, vomiting a/or visual disturbances. Hangover, eases headache and harmonizes the middle jiao. In the Bronze Man this point is indicated for cold & phlegm in the Diaphragm & S…
  • ViewRoot Spirit (GB 13) - Regulate Liver/GallBladder, Clear Wind, Calm the Mind. Stiff Neck, Headache. Epilepsy. Tong…
  • ViewBeam Gate (ST 21) - Tonifies Middle Warmer, assists CV 12. Epigastric pain, accumulations of food in the abdomen a/or palpable masses, vomiting. Diarrhea, poor appetite, anorexia.

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

GV 22, Yiming, TH 17, LI 18

  • ViewEye Brightening (EX YI MING) - Sleep issues - insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep.Eye Disorders.Tinnitus.
  • 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…
  • 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: …
  • 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

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