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Tong Ren Therapy

"Heal the People, Simple Easy..."

— Tom Tam


What is Tong Ren?

Tong Ren Therapy is a form of distance energy healing developed by Tom Tam, a prominent Boston area acupuncturist and healer.  Tong Ren uniquely combines a western knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the ancient principle of "chi" or life force energy to create what many consider to be a powerful new healing modality.

Tong Ren healing is based on the belief that disease is related to interruptions, or blockages, in the body's natural flow of chi, neural bio-electricity, blood, and/or hormones. Tong Ren seeks to remove these blockages by working at the level of "chi" (which influences all physiological processes) and thereby restore the body's natual ability to heal itself, even when an illness is chronic, debilitating, or otherwise considered untreatable.

Unlike qigong healing, which depends on the personal energy of the healer, Tong Ren is believed to access universal energy and direct it to the patient. It is considered "distance healing" because no physical contact is involved between the healer and the patient, even when they are in the same room. 

Tong Ren is now a global healing methodology with success stories (some quite remarkable) from many countries around the world.  It is easy to learn, portable, affordable and can be effective even when nothing else seems to be working. There are no negative side effects. Thus it is my perspective that every family should have at least one member who knows how to do Tong Ren.

And they should try it on everything. Even late stage cancer patients have utilized Tong Ren and reported becoming more relaxed and energetic, pain easing or bodily funcitons improving.  It means that the quality of their life improved. There have also been many reports of people with difficult conditions becoming symptom-free or tumor-free.  So Tong Ren practitioners never give up on any illness  We treat all sickness no matter what stage or condition. We take the attitude that where there is life, there is hope. (click here for one doctor's introductory description of Tong Ren and his letter to other doctors)

Private Sessions 

I offer personal Tong Ren healing sessions of 30-60 minutes.  Because Tong Ren is a distance healing technique, we can have these sessions in person here in my clinic, or over the phone/Skype from any location. The distance literally does not matter! I have successfully treated people all over the world from my office here in Iowa: California, Texas, British Columbia, Israel, Australia, Connecticut, Washington state, New Hampshire...


Learn to do Tong Ren for yourself and others!  I offer personal and group instruction in Tong Ren therapy both in person and over the phone/Skype.

Here is a testimonial from one of my long-distance students:

I learned Tong Ren in weekly telephone sessions with Linda Hedquist during the years of 2008-2009.  In addition to the weekly practice groups, Linda encouraged us to study the acupuncture meridians in depth.  My knowledge of and skill with locating points along the meridians grew by leaps and bounds with Tong Ren practice. Now, four years after my first Tong Ren class with Linda, I continue to develop those Tong Ren protocols which add much depth and interest to my work with others as well as to my daily practice of Tai Chi and Qigong. 

Linda taught us the essence of long distance healing.  I am grateful to see the benefits in several of my students who live far away from my studio and still receive Tong Ren from me:  broken ribs, broken arm, emotional upheaval, severe eye strain and other symptoms have healed and life transformations have occurred.
Today I'd like to tell you about a gentle Tong Ren session that I received from Linda this month of March 2012.  Even though we are about 2,000 miles apart, the Tong Ren I received from Linda has had a remarkable effect. Physical pain has become less burdensome, and my communications with others has flowered in ways that truly surprise me.  Thank you Linda!           —K.H. British Columbia, Canada

Group Healing 

Early in Tong Ren's history Tom Tam created local group healing classes (led by himself and in many cases, his students) in order offer affordable healing support between acupuncture appointments for those of his patients with serious and life-threatening diseases. Treatment in these classes is free although a $10 donation is appreciated.

Originally (and still) called "Guinea Pig classes" in honor of the experimental nature of those first gatherings, they proved remarkably successful.  Guinea Pig classes can now be found throughout the world, including in several hospitals in the Boston area. Please check my Calendar page for information on the Guinea Pig class I lead locally here in the Fairfield area.  For Guinea Pig classes in other locations and for information about how to connect up to long-distance GP classes conducted via teleconferencing, check Tom Tam's website: www.tomtam.com.














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