Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy Protocols

Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Appendicitis

The areas and points listed below are those that are commonly found blocked in adults and children with "Appendicitis" and related issues. The system focuses on the scalp and Huatuojiaji points along the spine. You may use acupuncture, massage and/or the tong ren to focus on the following areas for healing. For details about the system consider reading the Tom Tam Healing System textbook. A full list of conditions with treatment points is available in A Lazy Bum's Healing: Tong Ren Therapy Cross Reference - both are available in our book store

With regards to acupuncture treatments within this style, generally these points would be combined with some more traditional points based on their overall diagnosis in Chinese Medicine terms. Generally we combine qi gong, acupuncture and tuina along most of the major points in the neck and spine as appropriate.

Main Points: TH 20, T3 huatuo, T11 huatuo (left), T12 huatuo, ST 11, LI 18

Secondary Points: SP 6, ST 36, CV 4, Ouch Point

Primary Treatment Points For Appendicitis...

TH 20 Angle Vertex

  • Local Point.

T3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T3


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  • T3 innervates the lung and lymph systems and is used for a range of immune issues (with T1 and T2), including symptoms such as allergies, asthma, chest pain, cough, voice issues, lyme disease, and frequent infections.  T1, T2 and T3 are used for a range of immune and autoimmune conditions within the tam healing system.
  • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T11 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T11


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  • T11 innervates the small intestine and is used for a range of digestive and assimilation issues and with related factors edema in the abdomen or lower part of the body.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T12 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T12


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  • T12 innervates the transverse colon and is used for colon issues such as constipation, diarrhea, or colon cancer.
  • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

ST 11 Qi Abode


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  • Local point - sore/swollen throat - counterflow qi, cough, hiccups, reflux.
  • Neck pain - pain, inability to turn neck.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Main point to open the circulation of the common carotid artery.  Useful for conditions such as acid reflux, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, etc. 
  • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.

LI 18 Protuberance Assistant


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  • Window of the Sky Point for sudden loss of voice with qi obstruction in the throat.
  • High blood pressure, for which Window of the Sky Points are sometimes indicated, may also be useful for low blood pressure.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the circulation of the common carotid artery as well as effect the vagus nerve.  Due to the connection with the vagus it is useful for lung, esophagus, heart, stomach, intestine and gall bladder issues - reflux, palpitations, digestive issues, etc. 
  • Falls into the category of Window of the Sky points within the Tam Healing system.  

Secondary Treatment Points For Appendicitis...

SP 6 Three Yin Intersection


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  • Tonify Yin and Blood, all Spleen disorders.
  • Digestive disorders, sinking/prolapse.
  • Gynecological issues, male sexual issues, difficult labor (expel fetus).
  • Menstrual issues (irregular, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea).
  • Bleeding disorders, uterine bleeding, cool blood in hot skin diseases.
  • Insomnia, palpitations, and other anxiety related emotions.
  • Dizziness, hypertension.

ST 36 Leg Three Li


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  • Tonify deficient Qi a/or Blood.
  • Tonify Wei Qi and Qi overall - low immunity, chronic illness, poor digestion, general weakness, particularly with moxibustion, very important acupuncture point for building and maintaining overall health.
  • All issues involving the Stomach a/or the Spleen - abdominal/epigastric pain, borborygmus, bloating, nausea, vomiting, GERD, hiccups, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
  • Clear disorders along the course of the channel - breast problems, lower leg pain.
  • Earth as the mother of Metal - will support Lung function in cases of asthma, wheezing, dyspnea.
  • Psychological/Emotional disorders - PMS, depression, nervousness, insomnia.

CV 4 Origin Pass

  • Generally, useful for deficiencies of Yin, Yang, Qi & Blood.
  • Main point for tonifying Prenatal Qi - exhaustion, weakness, chronic fatigue/diseases.
  • Main point for Kidney deficiencies of Qi, Jing a/or Yang - low back pain, bone disorders, early morning (5 a.m., "cock-crow") diarrhea. rectal prolapse.
  • Genito-urinary issues with Deficient a/or Cold Patterns - incontinence, clear copious urine, nocturia.
  • Main point for all menstrual disorders with Deficient, Cold a/or Stagnation Patterns - scanty menstruation, pale blood.
  • Sexual / Fertility Issues - infertility, impotence, seminal emission, amenorrhea, bleeding during pregnancy.
  • Yang collapse - chills, profuse sweating, SOB, unconsciousness.
  • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: An important point for the storage and development of Qi (energy), useful for deficiency conditions - weakness, shortness of breath, sexual issues. May also be used in Tong Ren (no needling) to ease delivery.  

How To Learn More About Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy?

Tam Healing Resources

Tong Ren Therapy is a form of energy healing developed by the prominent Boston area acupuncturist and healer, Master Tom Tam. Tong Ren was originally developed to aid in the treatment of cancer, but has been extended to treat a broad range of conditions.

Live video broadcasts and local healing classes are now offered around the world. Our live video class is offered weekly and offers a function for submitting healing requests, others are available at tongrenstation.com. A complete list of classes in your area can be found within this Tong Ren Classes listing.

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