||Tong Ren Therapy Information
is Tong Ren Energy Healing?
Tong Ren energy healing is a therapy for internally healing a patient's
energy system by using the collective unconscious, as defined by Dr. Carl Jung,
for internally accessing that energy system, and removing blockage which causes
The primary goal of the healing system, remove the blockage
which interferes with the proper functioning of the body. Certain
blockages in specific areas, indicate the area to be treated. This can be done
in the individual setting or the class group environment.
The Tong Ren energy healing is an effective method for healing people with
cancer and other serious illnesses. In the winter of 2001, Tom Tam, the
founder, successfully healed a client with lung cancer by using energy healing
exclusively. After that, Tom did in9idvidual treatments and also set up a
healing class for cancer patients and, at the same time, took the opportunity
to train his students in this healing technique. By February 2002, the first
healing class began. During the next three years, more than 2200 people have
attended the Guinea Pig healing classes. As of late, the class has drawn people
with diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Parkinson Disease, Rheumatoid
Arthritis, Lyme Disease, RSD, and HIV/AIDS - to name a few. People regularly
come from other states and other countries to attend the healing class.
do we call it the "Guinea Pig" Healing Class?
Chinese custom believes that when you have found a lucky name you never change
it. In the beginning, when practicing Tong Ren healing, new methods were tried
for healing the most difficult cases. Patients were told that they would be
part of a "Guinea Pig" class. After the patients in the class received the
"Chi" energy healing, many success stories began to surface and we saw dramatic
results week by week. The name "Guinea Pig" class became a lucky symbol to Tom,
his students and the patients. So it remains "Guinea Pig class" to this day!
are Guinea Pig Healing Classes?
Guinea Pig classes are group-healing sessions using Tong Ren therapy.
Currently, in Massachusetts, Tom's classes are held four times a week at
different locations to aid patient access. The classes typically serve sixty or
more patients each session and take an average of one minute per patient. The
patients are seated facing Tom and a group of assistants. Tom has an
interactive dialog with each patient to determine the patient's diagnosis and
condition. Tom then determines the treatment points to be addressed for the
patient and Tom and his assistants direct their activity to accessing the
collective unconscious and applying energy to the treatment points. Patient
contact and even close proximity to the patient are not required. During each
patient's therapy, Tom typically asks the patient for his or her current
condition and any sensations he or she may feel. Tom determines the length of
time that treatment is directed to each patient, and then moves on to the next
The Guinea Pig classes utilize Tom Tam's Healing System. The basis of energy
healing is that energy removes blockages in the body that cause illness.
Removal of these blockages restores the natural flow of 'Chi' energy so that
the body naturally corrects itself and therefore functions properly and heals.
In the "Guinea Pig" class, Tong Ren energy healing does not come from Tom
alone. Tom believes that "Chi is energy, which is created in the universe and
can be used to create healing." This universal Chi is accessed through the
collective unconscious, and Tom's experience shows that the practitioner's
belief in the effectiveness of Tong Ren healing is a key element enabling
access by the practitioner to the collective unconscious.
Based on the people who have attended class during the last three years, more
then 90 percent of these people are alive and remain hopeful. Many of the
patients that were considered seriously ill and hopeless have returned to
living a normal life, and many patients have been able to resume their
is Chi or Qi?
Chi or Qi is a very well understood concept that has been empirically
documented in China for approximately 5,000 years. In Western culture, Chi is
probably best understood by university researchers working on non-local effects
in sub-atomic physics. These studies validate the concept that Chi is the
fundamental magneto-electric field in the universe. In our bodies, Chi is
equivalent to bioelectricity, which is essential for maintaining healthy nerve
impulses that are required for nourishing cells so they can self-repair. In the
Guinea Pig class, we focus this energy via the collective unconscious to
release blockages that cause illness. Simply said, when Chi flows freely then
the body heals.
Many cultures have their own energy healing methods and theories. In China, the
most popular energy healing method is called Chi Gong healing. The Chi Gong
master uses his Chi to heal others. To become a Chi Gong healing master usually
requires many years of study and practice.
does Tong Ren Healing use Chi?
As mentioned, universal Chi is accessed through the collective unconscious. In
the Guinea Pig class, the energy used is not from Chi Gong practice. It is
based on belief being a power unto itself. As a collective belief it creates
the collective unconsciousness that is the source of healing energy.
It is believed that as our awareness of and research on the positive results of
Chi energy healing grows, not only from the healing class but also through the
results seen in participants from previous classes, Chi energy will build and
become more powerful and effective. Based on his clinical experience and
practice over the past twenty years, Tom believes that the increasing number of
people healed using Chi energy methods, will further ingrain Chi healing in our
collective unconscious and thereby further improve treatment results. Thus,
confidence grows-through observing the positive results seen in hundreds of
people as they heal from serious illnesses by practicing the Tom Tam Healing
Tom is studying how the growth of the collective unconscious impacts the
confidence of the healing practice and how the results intensify the power (the
bioelectricity) of the Chi to release blockages more effectively.
the Guinea Pig Class really cure my problem?
Results of any healing modality are never guaranteed. However, we often see
symptomatic improvement with patients during the healing class. They report
feeling better and being less symptomatic. They feel a "release" and say they
feel that they are "getting better."
Over time, the vast majority of patients have reported significant
There are patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, yet they do not feel
any discomfort and generally enjoy their life. Many people report that after
they attend the Guinea Pig class the cancer is gone according to medical tests.
However, the doctor will often want the patient to continue chemotherapy or
can I know that the Class is healing my illness?
A patient's medical tests determine the standard for diagnosis and for healing.
Most of the people who join the class have a serious medical problem. They have
seen several doctors or healers, yet their problems are still the same or
worse. During the class, many people can feel their pain or symptoms abate, but
this does not mean their problem has healed.
Over time, patients often report that their improvements have been proven by
medical tests. Some results have been so dramatic that patients report that
their doctors credit it to a miracle or blame faulty medical tests and even
I tell my doctor that I joined the Guinea Pig Class?
Nothing about how a patient is healing should be hidden from a doctor or any
healer. It is important that the doctor knows what a patient has been doing to
heal. Most of the patients share their experience in the healing class with
their doctor. It doesn't matter if the doctor believes or not; the doctor
should know the truth.
With cancer, it is very important to tell the doctor that energy healing was
used to heal. Some doctors believe in energy healing for cancer, but most do
not. However, as more and more physicians see the results of the energy
healing, their opinions will change and more patients will be helped.
I keep taking my medication after I join the Class?
It is the responsibility of the patient and his/her physician to determine the
necessity for medication and whether or not to continue taking medication. The
physician is the expert and, along with input from the patient, this decision
should be made between doctor and patient - this is not for anyone else to
decide. In some cases, attention must be paid to the type of medicine a patient
is taking. For instance, after a healing class a diabetic patient's blood sugar
may drop significantly, even to normal levels. Therefore, the patient must
check the levels before using insulin, and diabetic patients are always advised
to do so in Tong Ren therapy.
This is also the case for patients with emphysema. It is advised that they
check their oxygen levels because Tong Ren therapy can cause an observable
change in oxygen levels. The patient is encouraged to continue to carry an
oxygen tank in case of an emergency. They should also advise their own doctor
of the changes. This also applies to the asthma patient. Even though their
breathing improves or goes back to normal, they should carry their inhaler
unless advised differently by their doctor.
will I do in the Class?
Patients are only asked to do nothing in the class - just sit, relax and
quietly receive the healing energy. There is no special diet, exercise or
religious beliefs required to practice Tong Ren.
During the class, participants are completely free to do what they want as long
as they are not interfering with others. This is not a support group, however
many people like to share their stories. Many people arrive early to class and
talk to others or stay longer to share their experiences.
Some people attend the class to support a friend or family member. They sit in
the room, watch and listen. During the class, everyone has the right to receive
or refuse the energy treatment. Several family members have taken Tong Ren
training so they can continue treatment of their loved ones at home.
should I feel during the healing section of the Class?
Most of the patients report that they feel warmth or heat, first in their face.
This warmth or heat is, according to Chinese belief, the Chi moving through the
body. The Chi typically moves down from the head to the arm to the palm of the
hand. Some may feel tingling in the hands or in their feet. Some people report
feeling their body becoming lighter and some may feel their body becoming heavy
and cannot move. All of these feelings are the Chi movement. Some times people
cry in an emotional release. After they cry, most of these people can feel how
much has been released.
In the class, some of the breast cancer patients have felt their tumor shrink,
soften or disappear.
Tong Ren Healing safe?
When practicing Tong Ren, there is no physical contact between the healer and
the patient. It is not transformed into any form of chemical, so it won't cause
any chemical side effects or chemically interfere with the medicine patients
are taking. Tong Ren is a form of energy healing. Patients may say that they
feel tired. In fact, this fatigue is result of relaxation. When the body is in
the healing state, brain waves may slow down to let the body focus on energy to
heal the disease.
In China, Chi Gong healing is only dangerous to the healer not the patients.
When the Chi Gong healer or Master overuses his Chi, it may cause a side effect
called "running fire." To avoid running fire, the Chi Gong practitioner must be
well trained. With Tong Ren healing, it is believed that the energy or Chi
comes from the collective unconscious. As more people practice Tong Ren
healing, the stronger the healing force becomes, so that practitioners will not
get running fire. Many students feel that the more they practice Tong Ren, the
stronger they feel. During the practice, all the people in the class will
become part of the collective unconscious state and therefore benefit from the
I don't have a serious problem, may I still join the Class?
Anyone can participate in the class. Chinese healing theory believes that the
best healer heals the disease before it presents itself. In the Guinea Pig
class, the basic theory is to create the healing power from the collective
unconscious. When people sit in the class, they are already part of the
collective consciousness and the energy field of the collective
unconsciousness. During the class everyone benefits from the energy.
the patient is healed, should they still come to the Class?
In some cases, when symptoms are gone, the illness may be gone. In other cases
when tests results are normal, it doesn't mean the disease is gone. For
instance with cancer, when the MRI shows nothing, it doesn't mean the patient
is completely cancer-free. Even if the test "looks" normal, it still takes a
few more years to know for sure. To prevent cancer from returning, it is
advisable to continue with the class, even if the patient comes only once in a
Very often it happens in the healing class that a cancer patient is healed
according to doctor's report and the patient never comes back to class until
there is a reoccurrence. Patients have also come back to learn Tong Ren and to
participate in the healing class as a practitioner.
I have to believe in "Chi" or its power to heal?
No. Just being open to the experience is enough. The results are proof. Infants
and pets have been treated with excellent results. Patients do not have to
believe in the practice. However, when the patient doesn't believe in energy
healing and rejects Tong Ren, it is not beneficial because rejection is also
In the Guinea Pig class, patients and Tong Ren practitioners are not required
to practice Chi Gong or Tai Chi. However if any one chooses to, there is no
doubt that they will benefit.
may Tong Ren benefit the late stage Cancer patient?
In healing, we never give up on any illness. We treat all sickness, no matter
what stage or condition. Where there is life, there is hope. In fact in our
Guinea Pig class, most cancer patients are at stage 3 or 4. When cancer
patients are in the early stages, it is difficult for them to believe in our
methods. Most early stage cancer patients pay full attention to traditional
Western healing. When medical doctors give up and tell their patient their case
is hopeless, a patient is more likely to seek another method of healing.
Of course, any illness discovered early is easier to heal. But no matter what
the stage, a patient after a Guinea Pig class will feel more relaxed and
energetic. It means the life quality has changed for the better. Even in the
late stages of cancer, many people in our class feel that pain eases or the
body functions improve. During some of our classes, some patients become
symptom - free. If the patient is symptom-free, then the tumor is under
control, according to medical science and its healing standards. We have seen
many difficult cases in our Guinea Pig classes where the patients become
symptom-free or tumor-free. It is a true miracle in this modern time.
When some patients become symptom free and the tumor is under control or gone,
they continue to enjoy the class for a longer time of healing. Some return to
their doctor for a new chemo clinical trial and suffer the effects of chemo
again. During our class, we never advise or counsel people as to what they
should choose for treatment, because it is a personal question that an
individual must answer. Each patient in our class has free will. We do not want
anyone to have the "white lab coat syndrome" in the Guinea Pig class.
is the difference between Tong Ren and other forms of energy healing?
Every style and method of energy healing has its own theory to support its
practice. Of course, Tong Ren also has its own premise for understanding
energy. The big difference between Tong Ren healing and other modes of energy
healing is the theory of the blockage. According to Tong Ren philosophy, it is
the blockage of energy that causes the problem. Each physical or psychological
problem is related to a blockage. There is no mystery and no religion
associated with Tong Ren, since more often than not, as a physical blockage
builds it can be detected and felt physically. Different physical and
psychological illnesses have different blockages. When we can find the
blockage, the healing rate increases drastically, and the healing range becomes
much wider. Finding the blockage differs from other energy healing, in both
Western and Eastern systems. Tong Ren finds neurological, vascular, hormonal,
chemical and electrical roots to various problems instead of just treating the
problem where it occurs. Practitioners and patients alike learn these crucial
details and they are stored in the collective unconsciousness, creating an
intricate and powerful way of healing.
Tong Ren Therapy the same as Chi Gong healing?
Tong Ren Therapy is not the same as Chi Gong helaing. The basis for the theory
of medical Chi Gong practice is Traditional Chinese Medicine, including yin and
yang theory, five elements, meridians, acupuncture points, etc. The basis for
Tong Ren healing theory is modern anatomy, physiology, psychology and science.
In China, there are so many different styles of Chi Gong practice. Chi Gong
healing has a very wide and unclear meaning. Also, any healing using Chi is
called Chi Gong healing in China. However, there are more than a thousand
different styles of Chi Gong forms in China. Chi Gong healers or Chi Gong
masters are required to practice their own Chi Gong form to build up the Chi
before the healing. According to Chi Gong theory, a Chi Gong healer's Chi is
stored in the Dan Tien, which is located in the abdomen. Chi Gong healers need
to build up their Chi to fill up their Dan Tien before the healing. If the
healer's Dan Tien is not filled up, it may cause a dangerous side effect to the
practitioner, which in China is called "Running Fire." In Chi Gong healing, the
Chi stored in the Dan Tien is restricted, limiting the extent and duration of
the healing and the number of patients that can be treated. No matter how
powerful the Chi Gong masters are, the Chi is still from their own Dan Tien
only. In Tong Ren healing, it does not matter how weak or strong the
practitioners are, because the energy is connected to the collective
unconscious, which is unlimited.
Tong Ren healers or therapists are never required to practice any form of Chi
Gong or internal exercise. Tong Ren healing believes that the source of Chi is
not from the Dan Tien, but rather from the strong power of belief that has been
stored in the unconsciousness. The strong power of belief is established from
thousands of cases of amazing healings, not merely brainwashing or blind
During the Chi Gong healing or Chi Gong practice, the Chi Gong healer's mind
needs intense focusing, which is from their consciousness. A Tong Ren
therapist's mind is from the power of belief, which is from the established
collective unconsciousness; it never needs focusing from the consciousness. The
collective unconscious is the merger of many individual's unconscious. The Chi
of Tong Ren is from the collective unconsciousness, which is multi-dimensional.
As more people believe, it will build more powerful healing Chi. Tong Ren's
healing Chi is unlimited because the collective unconscious of Tong Ren is
connected to the super consciousness.
Tong Ren interfere with chemotherapy or radiation?
There is no need to be afraid that Tong Ren healing interferes with other
therapies. In fact, there is a report from Harvard Medical School that
acupuncture lessens the negative side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and the
Cancer Hospital, at Fudan University in Shanghai, China have received a
$263,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to establish an international
center investigating the benefits of some Traditional Chinese Medicine
treatments for cancer patients. (News letter from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
In China, the most popular way to treat cancer is Chinese herbs and Chi Gong,
but not chemo and radiation. Many Chinese in America heal their cancer by using
a combination of Chinese and Western method. In America, some hospitals have
begun Chi Gong classes for cancer patients. Many cancer patients use different
herbs, mineral diets, prayer or energy healing for healing cancer. No one is
afraid of the interference with these other methods.
It is confusing to consider the interference of chemo and radiation. Taking
chemo or radiation has a high risk in healing because this healing treatment
kills both good and bad cells. We never hear that energy healing kills good
cells. In fact, we should be considering or asking whether chemotherapy or
radiation interferes with Tong Ren.
often can I use the Tong Ren for healing?
Our Guinea Pig classes are in various locations. Each location has one or two
classes per week. For some patients, once a week is not enough to treat their
serious problem. They may need more. In our class, if you want more treatments
with Tong Ren healing, you can talk to the students or instructor in the class;
we are willing to help all people who need our help.
Some cancers require more frequent treatments. Additional sessions can be
arranged to stop cancer cells from spreading. Tong Ren theory believes that
cancer cells are formed from blockages that cause a low voltage of
bioelectricity. When the bioelectricity is corrected back to normal, the cancer
cell can be reversed into a normal cell. To heal cancer cells, a correction in
bioelectricity or energy must be made to make it faster than the spreading
cancer cells. If the intervals between treatments are too long, the cancer
cells may spread faster than the correction.
Tong Ren healing is a form of energy healing. The more you do, the greater the
benefit. It is similar to a battery that needs time to finish charging. In
China when a patient uses Chi Gong healing for treating a serious problem, they
must practice Chi Gong every day. Tong Ren healing is like Chi Gong practice.
You can never do too much, only not enough. If you like to use Tong Ren
therapy, you can do it as frequently as two to three times a week, or even
can I get the most out of the Guinea Pig Class?
It is advised that patients attend class weekly or, and if that is not
possible, at least once a month even, if their disease has gone into remission
or disappeared. Getting "recharged" with Chi regularly keeps the "engine" of
your body tuned-up. Other ways to keep up with the Tong Ren healing are:
1. Use the acupuncture model/doll daily, even if only for five minutes.
2. Speak with a couple of others in the Guinea Pig class, supporting each
other by staying in touch between classes and doing Tong Ren healing on each
other over the phone.
3. Accompany each other on medical visits when the visit requires
important decisions or further medical intervention. It is important to be
"patient-advocates" for each other. It is helpful to question the risks of any
medical treatment and to explain the progress of our healing through the use of
Tong Ren, the Tom Tam Healing System and the Guinea Pig healing class. This is
a crucial step for educating doctors about the effectiveness of Tong Ren
healing in thousands of cases, for prolonging lives and for improving the
quality of those lives.
can I learn your healing system?
Anyone can learn Tong Ren healing with or without any prior knowledge. Most
students learned Tong Ren healing from being patients. If you are interested in
learning Tong Ren healing, any student or practitioner will be willing to share
his or her knowledge of Tong Ren healing with you. Sharing the knowledge is
important for building the collective unconscious.
You can find books and other Tong Ren related information and supplies in the
Tom Tam Book Store.
To see if there are Tong Ren Therapy classes in your area, see our
class locations list.
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