Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Balanitis

What Is Balanitis?


Balanitis - Basics

Balanitis (balanoposthitis) is inflammation around the foreskin of the penis, most common in uncircumcised men.  Contributing factors can range from hygiene, other skin disorders, diabetes, and contact dermatitis.  Symptoms include pain, redness, and a foul-smelling discharge from under the foreskin.

What Patterns Are Related To Balanitis?


Balanitis - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of balanitis 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 balanitis:

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Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Balanitis?


Balanitis - 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 balanitis 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 balanitis:

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