Tam Healing and Tong Ren Therapy for Menopause

Tam Healing and Tong Ren Protocols

The areas and points listed below are those that are commonly found blocked in adults and children with "Menopause (Hot Flashes)" 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:

Main Points: GV 22, UB 6, T4 huatuo, T7 huatuo, GB 13, S1 huatuo, S2 huatuo

Secondary Points: L1 huatuo, L2 huatuo, L3 huatuo, TH 17, SP 6, LV 3

Main Treatment Points Details

GV 22

  • GV 22  Fontanel Meeting
    • Nasal issues - congestion, olfactory problems (i.e. distinguishing smells), nosebleed, polyps.
    • Headaches, primarily from wind in the Chinese Medicine sense of the term, dizziness, vertigo.
    • Psychological issues, particularly related to fear a/or fright, panic attacks, palpitations.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect brain and scalp issues, useful for brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, lou gehrig's. Also helpful for improving focus in children (ADD/ADHD).  

UB 6

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  • UB 6  Light Guard
    • Local point generally for headaches and vision issues - clears heat and wind.
    • Headaches particularly with visual dizziness.
    • Visual issues - blurry vision.
    • Wind-heat conditions when there is no sweating - vomiting, nasal discharge, etc.
    • Loss of smell.

T4 Huatuo

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  • T4 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T4
    • T4 innervates the breast and influences the sweat glands and hair follicles, important point for breast cancer in the tam healing system, excessive, irregular or lack of sweat, inability to control body temperature and many skin problems, acne, psoriasis, etc..
    • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

T7 Huatuo

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  • T7 Huatuo Sides of Spine at T7
    • T7 (Left) innervates the spleen and is an important point for any blood related issues - both in terms of circulation but also in terms of disease.  Due to the role in body fluids and blood a range of issues that are more prominent at night may be indicated, insomnia, frequent nighttime urination, dream disturbed sleep and/or nightmares.  Used for esophageal issues and a range of digestive issues.  Also influences the circulation into the lower back and legs, so any issues with legs, swelling, weakness, etc. and as a secondary point for back pain.
    • T7 (Right) influences the abdominal blood vessel - used for a range of circulatory issues including raynaud's syndrome, hand and/or feet that are too hot or too cold or vasculate between the two abdnormally.  Also any systemic diseases that travel in or involves the blood, AIDS/HIV, leukemia, anemia, etc.  More strongly influences digestion and issues that are stronger from noon through the afternoon.
    • Used extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

GB 13

  • GB 13  Root Spirit
    • Regulate Liver/GallBladder, Clear Wind, Calm the Mind.
    • Stiff Neck, Headache.
    • Epilepsy.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Used to effect the frontal lobe.  Used on the (R) side for psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression and on the (L) side for attention related conditions such as ADD/ADHD.  Also useful for issues which come from subconscious influences.  

S1 Huatuo

S2 Huatuo

Secondary Treatment Points Details

L1 Huatuo

L2 Huatuo

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  • L2 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L2
    • L2 innervates and influences the kidneys and kidney system in Chinese Medicine terms, the seminal vesicles in men and the uterine tube in women.  The kidney system involves the thyroid, the sex hormones, the bone and bone marrow, accordingly this area is important for a range of issues including fertility, overall vitality, strength of the lower body, health of the bone and a host of other issues.
    • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

L3 Huatuo

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  • L3 Huatuo Sides of Spine at L3
    • L3 innverates the prostate in men and the ovaries in women.  In women, then, this point may help with a range of ovarian issues - cancer, fertility and/or menstrual issues, cysts, etc.  In men this point can be very helpful for prostate problems and fertility issues.  For both it may be used for early morning diarrhea or constipation as well as a range of sexual issues.
    • Used  extensively within the Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Therapy. May be needled and used with tuina and/or tonren therapy.

TH 17

  • TH 17  Wind Screen
    • Wind problems deriving from internal or external sources, Bell's palsy.
    • Ear problems, tinnitus, deafness, acute earache due to wind cold

SP 6

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  • SP 6  Three Yin Intersection
    • 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.

LV 3

  • LV 3  Great Surge
    • Generally, resolves stagnation and tonifies Yin - balancing for all LV pathologies.
    • LV Qi Stagnation / LV Yang Rising - headaches, dizziness, canker sores.
    • Eye issues - blurred vision, red, swollen, painful eyes.
    • Menstrual issues from Deficient Blood, Yin, Qi a/or LV Qi Stagnation - dysmennorrhea, amenorrhea, PMS, breast tenderness.
    • Genital issues - pain/swelling, hernia, impotence, semianl emission.
    • Stagnation in the middle warmer - subcostal tension, chest/flank pain, swellings in the axillary region.
    • Digestive issues from LV attacking ST/SP - nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea w/ undigested food.
    • Calming point - anger, irritability, insomnia, anxiety.
    • With LI 4, four gates treatment - powerfully effects the flow of Qi and Blood in the body.
    • Tong Ren/Tam Healing System: Important point to descend energy in the body, generally used after qi gong exercises, energy healing sessions, etc. Helps to avoid qi gong sickness (or running fire) where energy is stuck in the upper part of the head/body and causes issues such as shortness of breath, psychological issues, headache, etc.

Tong Ren Info and Healing Classes

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 "q/a" function for submitting healing requests, others are available at A complete list of classes in your area can be found within this Tong Ren Classes listing.

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