Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Blepharospasm

What Is Blepharospasm?


Blepharospasm - Basics

Blepharospasm is an involuntary spasm or blinking of the eyelid.  From a western perspective it is associated with an abnormal function of the basal ganglion, but the cause is unkown.  Stress, allergies, and other factors seem to possibly be related.  

What Patterns Are Related To Blepharospasm?


Blepharospasm - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of blepharospasm 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 blepharospasm:

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Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Blepharospasm?


Blepharospasm - 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 blepharospasm 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 blepharospasm:

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