Tong Ren Therapy with Electricity (TENS Units)

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Tong Ren Therapy with Electricity (TENS Units)

Published on 02-20-2008

"ChadD" is an acupuncturist and lives in Minneapolis and has authored 363 other posts.

Following is an article republished from Master Tom Tam that discusses new techniques in Tong Ren Therapy which utilize TENS units to administer electrical current for healing.

This is a Western technology commonly used in physical therapy. The TENS machine uses low voltage electricity to stimulate muscles and tendons. Some small TENS are used to stop the pain from muscular injury. This tiny machine can be carried on the body. The difference between the physical therapist’s and the acupuncturist’s approach is the connection. The physical therapist uses rubber electrodes, some use the self adhesive TENS electrodes and others use the rubber electrodes with conductive gel. Both of these electrodes conduct with the skin. When the low voltage of electricity is passing through the skin from the rubber electrodes, the muscle will jump with the current of frequency from the TENS. This is electrical stimulation to the muscle. Later, the rubber electrodes add a magnet becoming rubber magnetic electrodes. This method uses electricity and the magnetic field together.

In acupuncture, using the lead wire from the TENS connects with the acupuncture needles immediately. This technique uses needle stimulation and electrical stimulation at the same time. It is much stronger then using the rubber electrodes and has more of a healing

Most patients believe in the TENS from the physical therapy but not acupuncture, even though they use the same machine. That is from their educational background not their common sense.
In modern acupuncture many acupuncturists like to use this method. Especially for treatment of muscle tightness and tendon problems, this technique can release tension.

In the last twenty years, so many energy healing machines came on the market. Most of them are “TENS” machines. Each healing machine has a miracle healing result with its miracle advertising. Yet how many of them last long on the market? The difference between each machine is the volume and frequency of magnetic electricity. The miracle is not from the frequency and volume, it is where the stimulation point is.

In my healing system, I never use this machine with acupuncture, because this modern technique cannot compare with Tui Na. Yet, lately I use this machine with Tong Ren healing and have witnessed miraculous results. When I use this machine for relaxation, I set the electrical signal to a low frequency below 4 Hz. To open the blockage, I set the frequency above 10 Hz. The low frequency is useful in order to build up the Chi, and the high frequency is best used to open the blockage letting the Chi run freely. Also this electrical healing through Tong Ren can be used in combination with the technique of pointing the laser beam on the doll.
For the individual Tong Ren healing treatment, set the electrical stimulation for 10 – 15 minuets. If the treatment is for relaxation it can run longer.

In the human being’s brain, there are normally 4 different waves. The Beta waves, Alpha waves, Theta waves, and Delta waves. The Beta waves have a frequency range from 12Hz – 38Hz. This brainwave can improve intelligence, mood, focus, emotional stability. It can also speed up metabolism and more. Beta waves cause us to be wide awake and alert to our surroundings. The Beta waves are good for healing ADD.

The Alpha wave frequency range is from 8Hz to 12Hz. These cause relaxation condition while awake. If we want to calm down, relax and feel good, we should keep our brainwaves in the Alpha wave range. When we close our eyes to relax and breathe deeply, the brainwaves will go into the Alpha stage.

The Theta wave is the frequency from 3Hz to 8Hz. It is a very deep relaxation condition or light sleep. When people go into the hypnosis state, the brainwaves will be in the Theta range. When healing insomnia or any other relaxation disorder, we can put the machine in the Theta wave range.

The Delta wave is a healing brainwave. Its range is from 0.2Hz to 3Hz. This is the deep dreamless sleep condition. It is the body healing itself. Delta waves are usually the unconscious stage. Delta waves can be dominant when the body is in the process of self healing around illness or after physical trauma. Healing in this range includes easing chronic pain, reducing migraines, fibromyalgia and high blood pressure.
The highest brainwave is the Gamma wave. Its range is from around 36Hz to 44Hz. Gamma is not often referred to. Gamma is believed to be associated with overall mental cognition and heightened consciousness. It is the organizer of brain. With the Tong Ren therapy, we use the

Gamma frequency to open blockages anywhere in the body, but we never use these high frequency waves to stimulate the head and brain area.

When we use the electricity TENS machine for Tong Ren healing we only pay attention to the ranges of frequency, not the volume. The function of this machine is to guide our frequency for healing.

Using the TENS machine on Tong Ren is simple, just hook up the electricity output cable to the doll with needles. When you practice the electricity TENS with the doll, you must pay attention to the law in your local area. Some States in America require an acupuncture license to legally own acupuncture needles. If this is the case in your area and you are not a license acupuncturist, you can use a map pin or any pin instead of the acupuncture needles, it will have the same effect.

The major difference between this healing with electrical machine and other techniques of Tong Ren healing is the adjustable frequencies.
First, the adjustable frequency affects the Tong Ren practitioner’s brainwaves, which then reflect to the patient for healing. Sometimes the frequency signals can directly affect the patient’s energy when we turn the machine on. After some experience with electrical Tong Ren healing, patients may use this system for self-healing.

It is important not to use a high frequency when initially turning on the machine, as some patients may feel uncomfortable or over-stimulated. If using the Electrical TENS for Tong Ren healing, and high frequency stimulation is needed, begin treatment by using the low frequency range, then slowly increasing to the desired brainwave frequency.

Update: We now have the TENS units available for sale within our Tong Ren Therapy store.

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Issues/Symptoms: insomnia, migraines, trauma

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