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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Bursitis - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Bursitis - Basics

Bursitis occurs when a bursa, a small sac that cushions the bone from other body parts (such as the skin and muscles) swells. This is generally caused by an injury to the joint or by overusing a joint, and usually occurs at the knee or elbow.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Bursitis.



Bursitis - Tam Healing - Tong Ren Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for bursitis 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/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Bursitis


Bursitis - Questions

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Bursitis - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (2) acupuncture points may be useful for bursitis. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)






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