Tom will be visiting New York this upcoming weekend, 5/26 and 5/27, and we would like to invite anyone who can attend his weekend seminar to come learn about Tong Ren Healing and the theory behind the healing modality.
Here are some of the details for the class:
Chuang Yen Monastery
2020 Route 301
This is a 2-day course being taught by Tom Tam. The two day class will focus on the theory of Tong Ren, the different techniques and methodology of Tong Ren including ultrasound theory and healing modality, case studies and Tong Ren application to cases, and lots of Q+A for those who have questions about different cases. When: Sunday June 23, 2013 (10.00am to 4.00pm) Sunday June 30, 2013 (10.00am to 4.00pm) For those planning to attend the class, please arrive at 9:30am on June 23 for registration.Read More
The Tam Healing System and Cancer Treatment
Joseph Lucier LMT AOBTA NANP
Author of The Tam Healing system – Illustrated Anatomy – Healing Philosophy
It is well known that The Tam Healing System is extremely beneficial for cancer patients. We have seen this in hundreds and hundreds of cases. For us as practitioners, we have protocols for all cancers and diseases by opening a blockage which causes resistance and thereby causes a reduced performance of proper bodily functions. Blockages negatively impact these areas:
1) The Central Nervous System – bioelectrical system and related nerves and organs
2) The Endocrine System – biochemical system and related glands
3) The Cardiovascular system – blood, circulation and oxygen system and related organs
4) The Digestive System – Digestion, absorption and elimination and related organs
5) The Immune System – Pathogen and toxin management and elimination and related glands and organs
To combat cancer, we need to know which system may have a blockage but first, this requires us to know the nature of cancer itself. To better understand this, let’s take a look at the different theories of what cancer is.
A blockage in my healing system means that where the Chi or bioelectricity has a hard time passing through a nerve or meridian. We can detect it by hand with pressure or palpate with touch. Most blockages may result in pain or be uncomfortable when pressure is applied. A blockage area is an area of high resistance and physically can be knotty and lumpy. Anywhere the bio signal or Chi travels with difficulty within the body means there is a blockage.
According to the feedback system theory, each organ has its own loop for circulation and functioning. This loop consists of three basic components; a control center, receptor and effector. The control center determines the value of some aspect in the body called a controlled condition, which should be maintained. In our bodies there are hundreds of controlled conditions; heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose level, acidity of the blood, body temperature and breathing rate. The control center receives informative signals about the status of a controlled condition from a receptor, and then determines the appropriate course of action if needed to maintain homeostasis. The receptor monitors changes in the controlled condition, and then sends the information called input to the control center. Any stress that changes a controlled condition is called a stimulus. For example a stimulus such as exercise, which increases body temperature, will cause thermal receptors to send input to a control center located in the brain. An effector will then receive a signal from the control center called the output, and produce an appropriate response of effect. In other words when you exercise your brain which is the control center signals for increased secretions by your sweat glands which are the effectors. When the sweat evaporates from the skin, then the body temperature can drop down to normal.
TCM has four major methods of examination to diagnose disease and use in clinical practice: inspection, auscultation and olfaction, interrogation, pulse taking and palpation. These four diagnostic methods are called Four Diagnostic Methods. Inspection diagnosis in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the observation of the patient by the doctor. It is the collection of data regarding the spirit seen in the eyes, the body shape and color, the body of the tongue, including fur, excretion, and secretion. The doctor can then follow this information to understand the disease and condition of the patient.
The auscultation and olfaction technique involves listening to the patient’s voice to see if it is irregular, such as too strong or too weak. Listening to the respiration determines the breathing condition and ascertains if there is bronchial wheezing, shortness of breath, dyspnea, or sighing. The auscultation diagnosis also includes listening to whether the cough is heavy or light. Olfaction is a method to understand the meaning of a particular body scent or odor of a patient.
By Aimee W. De Barbieri Lic. Ac
According to the Parkinson's disease Foundation 1 to 1.5 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease, and each year approximately 40,000 more Americans are diagnosed with this illness. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder most commonly affecting people over the age of 50 and is characterized by hypokinesia, the slowing down of movements. When we consult our neuroscience textbooks we find that most patients with Parkinson's have lost more than 80% of the dopamine-utilizing neurons in their substantia nigra. Anatomically locating this influential part of the brain becomes important as we look to clinically treat and restore function in this area.
The characteristics of Parkinson's are related to an increased inhibition of the thalamus by the basal ganglia causing a paucity of movement, whereas decreased basal ganglia output leads to the opposite, an excess of movement. According to the neuroscience and anatomy textbooks Parkinson's disease is considered a basal ganglia disorder due to the degeneration of neurons that extend from the substantia nigra to the basal ganglia. Our treatment focuses on this degenerated area.