Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese Medical practice of inserting very thin needles into specific points on the body to act upon the flow of energy throughout the body. The promotion of the flow of energy can remove blockages and imbalances restoring the bodies natural ability to function and to heal. A typical treatment approximately 45 minutes. The treatment includes an intake and assessment of condition, a treatment with acupuncture followed by removal of needles and Tui Na.
Tui Na Massage
Tui Na is a form of Chinese medical massage. Tui Na uses a variety of pressing, rubbing, kneading, rolling and grasping of points and areas of the body as a way to remove blockages and restrictions. As with the other modalities of treatment at Collective Healing, we utilize both the knowledge of traditional medical techniques and modern medical biology, anatomy and physiology.
Tui Na sessions are tailored to the needs of the patient. Each session will focus on the major blockages of the patient and root causes of the restriction of energy flow. As needed Tui Na treatment can also include some assisted movements to increase of motion and decrease restrictions.
Tong Ren Therapy
Developed by Tom Tam, and an integral part of the Tom Tam Healing System, Tong Ren is a form of energy therapy for restoring health and vitality. Tong Ren is based on a belief that disease is related to interruptions, or blockages, in the body's natural flow of chi, neural bioelectricity, blood, or hormones. Tong Ren seeks to remove these blockages, restoring the body's natural ability to heal itself, even when illnesses are chronic, debilitating, or otherwise untreatable.
Tong Ren combines western knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the ancient principle of "chi," or life force energy, to create what many consider a powerful new healing modality. Drawing on the Jungian theory of the "collective unconscious," Tong Ren is believed to access energy from this universal source and direct it to the patient. Because no physical contact is involved or necessary, Tong Ren is often practiced as distance healing.
In a typical therapy session, the Tong Ren practitioner uses a small human anatomical model as an energetic representation of the patient, tapping on targeted points on the model with a lightweight magnetic hammer. The practitioner directs chi to blockage points corresponding to the patient's condition, breaking down resistance at these points. As blood flow, neural transmission, and hormone reception are restored, the body is then able to heal.