Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Scoliosis

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Scoliosis

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

GB 18, C1 huatuo, GV 19, GV 20, UB 6, UB 7

  • ViewSides of Spine at C1 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT C1) - C1 innervates the top of the head and is an important juncture between the brain and body.  Affects the parietal lobe, sensory and motor areas of the brain.   If patient has predominately left sided problems, then the right side of C1 wil…
  • ViewSpirit Support (GB 18) - Local Point.
  • ViewBehind the Vertex (GV 19) - Headaches, vertigo, dizziness, neck pain, aversion to wind. Insomnia, psychological issues primarily with manic symptoms, epilepsy. Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to stimulate the sensory cortex (sensations from skin, mu…
  • ViewHundred Convergences (GV 20) - Main point for headache, dizziness, eye pain and redness, irritability, hypertension from excess yang in the upper body, often occuring with patterns of excess Liver yang or Liver fire. Combine with lower body points such as LV 2, LV 3, KD…
  • 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. …
  • ViewCelestial Connection (UB 7) - Clear wind and resolve the exterior - important point for sinus congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis, nosebleed, nasal polyps. Loss of sense of smell. Headaches and/or dizziness from wind and congestion. Neck pain and stiffness, throat goite…

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

ST 12, T1 huatuo to S5 huatuo, GV 23, Ouch Point

  • ViewSides of Spine at S5 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT S5) - S5 influences the rectum and is ussed for hemorrhoids and other local issues. Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.
  • ViewSides of Spine at T1 (EX HUATUOJIAJI AT T1) - T1 innervates the windpipe and affects the bone marrow, used for a range of lung and immune issues (with T2 and T3), a range of neck issues, releasing exterior heat (colds/flus/fever), neck and shoulder problems.  T1, T2 and T3 are used fo…
  • ViewUpper Star (GV 23) - Main point for nose problems, nasal congestion, rhinitis, nasal polyps, sinus headache. Eye/Vision issues - shortsightedness, visual dizziness, painful/red eyes. Facial swelling. Psychological issues, primarily with wind derived mania s…
  • ViewEmpty Basin (ST 12) - Shoulder pain (esp. that radiates to neck). Neck/throat issues - tightness/pain. Cough, counterflow qi, sore, swollen throat (rebellious lung qi). Internal branch of the ST meridian connects here directly from the Stomach, Spleen & …

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