Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Sweaty Palms

Theory and Applications

Tam Healing And Tong Ren Therapy For Sweaty Palms

The areas and points listed below are those that may be involved diagnostically (i.e. "blocked") in those experiencing sweaty palms (hyperhidrosis). 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, LI 17, ST 12

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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 & …

Treatment Areas of Focus - Secondary

PC 6, PC 8, KD 3

  • 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…
  • ViewInner Pass (PC 6) - Similar to PC 3 but more for Chronic Heart symptoms from Qi stagnation. Opens and relaxes the chest, chest tightness, asthma, angina, palpitations. Insomnia a/or other spirit disorders of an excess or deficient nature, mania, nervousness…
  • 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…

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