Tong Ren was developed by Tom Tam (our teacher who is world renowned and an acupuncturist in Boston). Tong Ren healing (as described by Tom) is based on the premise that illness is related to interruptions, or blockages, in the body’s natural flow of: blood, neural bioelectricity, and chi (life force energy). Tong Ren utilizes a universal energy source—the “collective unconscious,” in Jungian terms—to remove blockages and restore the body’s natural ability to heal, even when illnesses are chronic, debilitating, or otherwise untreatable. Because no physical contact is involved or necessary, Tong Ren is easily and effectively practiced as distance healing. During our energy healing sessions, we use a lightweight magnetic hammer to tap specific points on a small anatomical model of the human body (acupuncture doll), which serves as an energetic representation of the patient. This energy therapy is highly effective for animals as well.
We focus our intention and universal energy source (chi) to blockage points corresponding to the client’s condition. As blood flow, neural transmission, and hormone reception are restored, the body is able to heal.
During the session, you may feel nothing at all or you could feel warmth, tingling, or cool sensation. You might also see colors or images if eyes are closed which are all very common and further indication the energy is moving. Many become temporarily flushed in the face as the energy flows. Whether you actually feel something or not, the chi knows where to go and is doing its work. A common response from our clients is that they feel much lighter or very peaceful and relaxed or so comfortable they fall asleep during the session.