Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Amnesia

What Is Amnesia?


Amnesia - Basics

Amnesia is a loss of memory which may arise from brain damage, certain diseases, psychological trauma and/or certain medications.  It may be partial and may self-resolve or may be more difficult to regain.  Due to the various factors that may lead to amnesia proper diagnosis in TCM terms is critical for proper treatment.  The heart system and/or phlegm may be involved in TCM terms.

What Patterns Are Related To Amnesia?


Amnesia - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of amnesia generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of amnesia:

Heart Yin DeficiencyPhlegm Misting the Heart

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Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Amnesia?


Amnesia - Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for amnesia that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam healing and tong ren therapy protocols may be used with amnesia:

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