Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Astigmatism

What Is Astigmatism?


Astigmatism - Basics

Astigmatism can cause images to appear blurry and stretched out arising from a curved, or football shaped, cornea.

What Patterns Are Related To Astigmatism?


Astigmatism - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of astigmatism 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 astigmatism:

Heart Yin DeficiencyKidney Jing DeficiencyLiver Blood Deficiency

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Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Astigmatism?


Astigmatism - 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 astigmatism 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 astigmatism:

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