Tom Tam Healing System by Tom Tam
The Tom Tam Healing System text provides the reader with a complete description of Tom Tam's system of healing including treatments for specific conditions. The Tom Tam Healing System offers a way to eliminate disease and improve health and well being through the use of acupuncture, chi gong, tai chi, tui na massage and a commonsense diet. Tom's theories are drawn from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), modern Western medicine and major advances based on his personal research and vast clinical experiences.
From the "Basic of Tom Tam's Healing System" Chapter
Tom Tam's Healing System is a modern version of the old system called Huatuojiaji. Doctor Hua Tuo was a famous Chinese Medical doctor born two thousand years ago during the Three Warring Kingdoms period. Unfortunately, his Huatuojiaji philosophy and techniques have been lost over the years. Today all of the TCM schools in China teach Huatuojiaji, but the information taught is unclear. When we read acupuncture textbooks, seldom do we see the usage of the Huatuojiaji method. In my practice, I have tried to bring this system back.
The Huatuojiaji is a very famous healing system in TCM history. Its fame is from its effectiveness and achievement. Because of politics, Dr. Huatuo was killed, his book burned and lost from history. Many Chinese doctors have tried to find and revive this system, yet with no success. From my last fifteen years of practice, I have treated more than ten thousand patients with different problems. I have had a lot of success developing and expanding upon this technique by experimenting with what little information remains.
My diagnosis of sickness is different from TCM. TCM diagnosis is based on Chi blockages detected by the pulse and tongue and not physically felt. The TCM doctor needs a lot of experience and only then can locate the Chi imbalance. Either the mind or a physical blockage may cause the Chi blockage. In my system, each blockage must be physically felt when pressed. Different diseases have different blockages. It is easy to find and touch the blockage from the patient's body.
In internal medicine, I believe all diseases involve a blockage which either causes the disease or makes the disease worse. This blockage relates to the Western autonomic nervous system. The parasympathetic nerve controls the activity of the organ, which represents the Yang Chi. The sympathetic nerve controls the inactivity of the organ, which represents the Yin Chi. When the autonomic nerve is blocked or the brain is out of balance, sickness may result. To diagnose is to find and prove the blockage; to heal is to open the blockage. The body may have one blockage or it may have many blockages. Each blockage can be related or be independent of each other. When we treat the body, we require opening all of the blockages in the body, even if they are not related. Only when the body is without any blockage can it then be free.
From the "Blockage" Chapter
In my healing system there are energy loops with three components also. There are the brain, the nervous system and the organs. All energy is conducted from the brain, as the brain is the central computer system within the body. When this computer system has blockages it can result in erroneous bio signal changes. In response to this I have developed a cranial chart for my healing system. Details about brain points are in my Tong Ren Therapy book. In fact the brain points are not completely charted in my book, the basic points in the cranial chart are the commonly used points. I hope in the future to fill up the points in the cranial chart as I come to understand them more in continuing to develop a beneficial healing system.
Nerve blockage points are from the spinal column. They are the basic Huatuojiaji points. Each point on the side of spinal column means a connection to an organ. The points of the spinal column are only from my daily practice experience. It is without research proven by medical experts. It is limited to my ability. Yet I do not feel alone, many healing experiences in the world are not proven and researched by any medical expert. Blockage points in the spinal column are easy to find and detect, and are the most often used.
From the "Basic Concept of Points" Chapter
There are many ways of using meridian points, which results in different theories of function and understanding. For example, different styles of martial arts have different ways of using meridian points for self-defense. As also different schools of thought have a different understanding of acupuncture points. Therefore, there are different systems of using acupuncture point for healing. And there is no standard way of using acupuncture points. Likewise, there is no the standard way for the use of Chi Gong. The way of using the points, the method, is an art. An art which needs your mind to realize it. For different philosophies and concepts, the way should be different. Currently in China, there is much research happening to find out why meridian points work and what is the theory behind the function of the point? Yet, no one can give an answer, and no one can deny the experience from the using of the points.
The way I use points in my healing system is my own concept and philosophy. I try to make it simple and easy to understand so the west can accept the eastern healing way, and the east can easily to understand the western healing theory. In the study and training of traditional acupuncture, there is confusion because the old way stays within the Yin and Yang philosophy and the five-element theory. If we could combine Traditional Chinese medicine with western medical knowledge, it would make the ancient Chinese healing way more easily understood by all people.
In my healing system I categorize points into four parts. These are:
* Chi point.
From the "Stimulation Techniques" Chapter
The techniques of stimulation are two types. One is external and the other is internal. The external is based on mechanical stimulation, electrical stimulation, and temperature stimulation. The internal is based on Chi stimulation or energy stimulation. Psychic healing, religious faith healing, and Chi Gong healing are internal stimulation. Each way of stimulation has its own philosophy to support.
Stimulating the blockage or the acupuncture point is healing. Sometimes we need a long time for the job to work. Many times the patient asks how many treatments are needed for healing to occur. This is dependent on the technique and the condition of the blockage. Sometimes by luck, one treatment can cure the disease. As a rule more than one treatment is needed to treat an illness and cause it to disappear. Sometimes the blockage builds up faster than the healing technique's ability to take root, then a healing cannot help at all. Accordingly, we only stimulate and try to open the blockage thereby releasing the problem, and we do not guaranty a cure for the patient. In some cases we need daily treatments to stimulate the problem, such as stage four cancer, severe pain, and some emergency cases.
From the "Tui Na Massage" Chapter
Tui Na has a long history in China. Many scholars believe it pre-dates acupuncture. When humans have an illness, the first thing they do is use their hand to touch the problem area. This touch can help stop the problem. When a baby has pain somewhere in the body, the mother automatically uses her hand to touch her baby.
Tui Na is also called An Mo. An means to press and Mo means to rub. Tui Na and An Mo are the four major techniques of Chinese massage. Tui Na therapy is very important in my healing system since many times I use this technique to tear and separate the tissue to open a blockage.
Chinese Tui Na has a great range for healing, especially for injuries. A Tui Na therapist does the physical therapist's job in China, and they do a lot of internal healing also.
From the "Chi Gong Therapy" Chapter
Chi Gong can be described as a method of internal energy stimulation. A Chi Gong practitioner will externalize his own Chi to affect change in a patient's surrounding field of Chi. Also included in this practice are Chi Gong exercises, physical movements that build the production of one's Chi. This practice has thousands of styles and systems that affect different areas of one's internal energy. The methods of Chi Gong healing date back further than acupuncture in China. Many scholars believe that acupuncture points were found as a result of Chi Gong practices in ancient China. When most people talk about Chi Gong they are referring to exercise not therapy. Chi Gong therapy is still not popular in China.
Chi Gong therapy can fill up the Chi deficiency for the patient. To remove excess Chi from the patient, focus with the hand and the mind to move the energy outward. When there is a feeling of tingling this usually means it is energy that is slow moving or deficient and when there is heat this usually means the energy is rapid or over-stimulated. Keep trying until the tingling or heat has become less.
The healing range of Chi Gong is wide. Many nations have their own method for energy healing. Chi Gong therapy is energy healing also. It is basic Yin and Yang philosophy and it needs Chi Gong practice to support the Chi. In my Chi Gong healing system, people need to practice the Tai Chi Dao Yin to support their Chi and healing ability. I have developed many techniques for Chi Gong healing. For treating cancer, skin problems, swelling, infections, cysts and lumps the therapist must try to draw out the Chi that the therapist feels coming from his fingertips. After drawing out the Chi the therapist may flick his fingers as flicking away water; this does not throw out excess Chi as it may appear but rather is a technique that stimulates the therapist's hand thereby increasing the effectiveness of the Chi Gong therapy. The therapist may use his palm to move the patient's Chi. Caution: Do this from head to toe. Going from the toe to head can cause an incorrect or reverse Chi flow.
From the "Tong Ren Therapy" Chapter
My Tong Ren therapy philosophy was developed from Karl Jung's collective unconscious philosophy and Chi Gong. So it is a Chi Gong philosophy combined with a western collective unconsciousness philosophy. We believe that the mind can form a strong healing power. When we focus our mind and become one with the people being healed, then this mind power transforms into the collective unconscious. More people believing and practicing this type of healing will cause Tong Ren to become more powerful. When we treat patients, we only focus the Chi to the acupuncture model instead of the patient, because the Chi is not limited by distance. I have written a book about Tong Ren therapy.
From the "Huatuojiaji for Diagnosis" Chapter
I developed the Huatuojiaji diagnosis for the body. It is based on the blockage theory. Illness and disease are related to the blockage. An illness can cause a blockage, and a blockage can cause an illness. The blockage philosophy is combined with the Autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the Sympathetic nervous and Para sympathetic nervous system.
The sympathetic nerves control the activity of body, and determine Fight-or-flight response. The sympathetic nerve is Yang Chi. The Para sympathetic nerve is called the Rest-repose system, it can be called the Yin Chi. When the blockage causes a sympathetic nerve problem, the organ will lose its active function, meaning a Yang deficiency with a Yin excess. When the Para sympathetic nerve is blocked, it will cause a Yin deficiency and Yang excess, as the organ is overactive and cannot be rested.
From the "T5 Area, Heart Pericardium" Chapter
The number one killers in America are stress-related diseases, particularly cardio-vascular diseases, which can lead to heart attacks and stroke. Many patients feel there is something wrong with their heart, yet the test results often show that there are no problems.
According to TCM theory, the heart controls both the physiological as well as the emotional and psychological functions in the body. Therefore, a pinched nerve has the capacity to alter a person's emotional well being too. TCM also believes that the pericardium is the guardian of the heart and when evil Chi attacks the heart this is the first place it will go, thus disturbing the heart's balance. The pericardium meridian would be treated first in such a case.
Often treating T5, left side of the spinal column can help depression and emotional disturbances. At least 80% of American patients will have a blockage in the T4-T5 area regardless of their main complaint. As the heart is on the left side of the body usually the left point is most effective.
From the "GB 13, Original Shen (Ben Shen, Root Spirit)" Chapter
Ben Shen is Gallbladder 13 (GB13). Ben in Chinese means original. Shen means spirit. It is a junction point of the Gallbladder meridian and Yang Wei meridian. It is located on the forehead at the hairline, 1.5 cun to the side of Qu Cha Bladder 4 (BL4), or 3 cun lateral to GV24, at the anterior branch of the superficial temporal artery, and frontal tributary of the superficial temporal vein. Nerves located at GB13 are the lateral rami. GB13's function in TCM is for dissipating and clearing pathogenic heat from the gallbladder, sedating spasms and calming the mind. Indications are for treatment of stroke, dizziness, stiffness of the neck, spasms, epilepsy, facial hemiplegia, and infantile convulsions.
GB13 in my Tong Ren therapy is indicated for behavior and memory problems. Behavior and memory functions in the frontal lobe are not located at one specific spot; they are areas. In my Tong Ren system, I use GB13 for memory and emotions. I like using it together with C2 for "past lives." A past life is a memory caused by an experience in another lifetime. In other words, it is a subconscious impression. A past life memory can be from any time and in any location in our universe. I never tell people about their past lives. If they choose, I only delete the memory signal that is stored or hidden in the frontal lobe area with my Chi Gong treatment. I stimulate GB13 to correct a biochemical imbalance in the frontal lobe. The change of the biochemical balance in the frontal lobe can change a person's emotions and personality. Therefore, this point can calm the patient down and help the patient with phobias, nervousness, depression, inattentiveness, behavioral disorders, and learning difficulties.
From the "Treatment for Arthritis" Chapter
There are two different kinds of arthritis. No matter what type of arthritis it means joining of the bone. The bone gets inflamed and rusts. Medical doctors still don't know of any medicine that can cure this problem. Usually taking a painkiller will temporarily stop some pain. But when the swelling is big enough, a pill can't help any more. Acupuncture and herbs can help. Tui Na is the most effective method for arthritis; it can loosen up rusty bones and free blockages in the inflamed areas. Chi Gong therapy can help to draw out heat from the affected regions. Additionally use the magnetic hammer on the local area. Many people are confused as to what is the best treatment. No matter what you do stimulating the affected area to cause a break down of the rusting bone is necessary, and you must psychologically retrain yourself to stop depending on the miracle pill to end the pain. Sour food and high protein in Chinese Medicine is not good for arthritis. Some easy exercises can help to lubricate the joints of the bone as well. T1 and T2 are major points for all arthritis, then picking up the ouch point. T1 and T2 are the nerves passing to the fingers, hands, arms and elbows. When T1 and T2 are blocked, the circulation of Chi can not pass down, this can be the major reason causing the arthritis. With arthritis in the leg or the hip, we need to check T7 and T8 on the same side, because this blockage can cause the Chi not to pass down to the leg also. We can combine Chi Gong, Tui Na and acupuncture to treat arthritis. In the joint area, cupping is good, generally we can see the Sha come out when cupping.