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Our practice offers a wide range of expertise. We work with patients of all ages and those as young as 2 years old. Our range of specialties include but are not limited to acute/chronic pain, sciatica, injuries, weight management, dementia, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, ADD/ADHD, hormonal imbalance, infertility, autoimmune disorders.

We have a wide range of patients who seek our services related to cancer as well as for complimentary treatment to traditional cancer treatments especially for increasing physical energy as well as decreasing side effects of traditional chemotherapy.

At Tam Healing follow the Tom Tam Healing System, which is the 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. Due to 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. Today all of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (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. The Huatuojiaji is a very famous healing system in TCM history. Its fame is from its effectiveness and achievement.

The Tom Tam Healing System is an expansion and development of the lost system of Huatuojiaji, combining the healing modality of the East with the scientific findings of the West. The points in this system are mainly scalp points and points alongside the spine, which in turn frees the blockages of the central nervous system. By doing so, we allow the body to restore its natural path of Qi and bioelectricity.

Our system of diagnosis is not from the tongue and pulse, such as that of traditional acupuncturists, but rather from physical palpation of the patient along the neck and the spine. Blockages can be physically felt when pressed. Sickness may come from such blockages, and releasing these blockages by acupuncture and tui na massage may heal whatever ailments the patients present.

Tui na massage is a form of Chinese massage that allows us to open up physical blockages in the muscular/skeletal framework of our bodies. This integral part of our healing system reduces resistance and blockages in the nervous, circulatory, hormone, and lymphatic systems. As these blockages open, the body can restore its proper flow of blood, oxygen, bioelectricity, and Qi.

Bell and Yvonne have each had more than a decade of hands-on experience with patients using tui na massage. They are both skilled in not only applying tui na to the patient to help relieve blockages, but also in teaching the patients and their family and friends on how to take these skills home to further help themselves and each other.

 

 

 

 

Tong Ren Healing is a form of energy healing developed by Tom Tam, while he was practicing acupuncture in the Boston area. Tong Ren is a blend of Eastern and Western philosophies. It relies on Western knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as Western diagnostics, and combines them with the Eastern concept of maintaining a healthy flow of “chi,” or life force, to maintain health. Many people come for treatment after being diagnosed by a medical doctor, and many conditions that do not respond well to Western medicine respond positively to Tong Ren Healing.

While practicing acupuncture, Tom observed that many people with the same diagnoses had blockages in the same areas of their bodies. Those observations led him to develop the Tong Ren system of points that we use to open the blockages. In Tong Ren, we believe there can be energy blockages in the blood flow, nerve flow, or bioelectrical energy in the body, and that these blockages eventually lead to a state of disease. The goal of Tong Ren is to open and remove the blockages so the body can heal itself. Blockages create resistance, causing the body to function less than perfectly. As the blockages grow, our health deteriorates.

Tong Ren is also based on Jung’s theory of the “collective unconscious,” and is believed to draw its energy from this source. It can be used at a distance as well as in person. Each practitioner contributes to the collective unconscious, so as the belief system has grown, so has the power of the healing available. We use an acupuncture doll as a tool that serves as an energetic representation of the body and a magnetic hammer used to tap on the doll to direct the chi and open energy blockages. People frequently respond with certain sensations, some of which can be physically seen. One of the most common responses is for the skin tone to visibly change during treatment, so one can actually see something is changing. Other responses may include tingling, heaviness, warmth, or a sense of relaxation.

Anyone interested in experiencing Tong Ren is welcome to attend one of the group sessions. Many groups are offered on a donation basis, making it readily available to everyone who would like to participate. Tong Ren is also available via Webcast and through Conference Calls. Many practitioners also offer private sessions.

More information can be found at www.tongrenstation.com. You will also find listings of the Webcasts with links to access them, and Conference Call information located there.

Tom Tam is the chief Tai Chi instructor at the Tam Healing Center and has been practicing and teaching tai chi for over 30 years. Tom is an expert in Yang Style Tai Chi and studied under Grand Master Gin Soon Chu, the fifth descendant disciple of Yang Style Tai Chi.

Tai Chi / Chi Gong exercises and not only weightlifting or typical western exercises — internal exercises to strengthen joints, ligaments. Physical exercises such as weightlifting and running can increase energy and make the body stronger, but sometimes, these activities are too punishing on our bodies. Exercises such as Chi Gong and Tai Chi are gentle, yet effective in strengthening the body as well as the mind.

Classes:

15 Cottage Ave 5th Floor
Quincy MA 02169
617-770-4048

Monday – 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday – 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost per class – $15

About Us

The Lea Tam Acupuncture Center was established in Boston in 1982 by husband and wife Lea Tam and Tom Tam, both Chinese immigrants who arrived in the United States to start a new life.

Lea Tam is an active acupuncturist in the clinic along with her son Bell Tam and daughter Yvonne Tam. All 3 holds certifications and licenses to practice acupuncture. Tom Tam is retired from acupuncture.

Bell and Yvonne are second generation acupuncturists who have served as apprentices in the clinic learning from both Tom and Lea from a very young age. Both Bell and Yvonne hold a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture.

Tom recently retired in 2013 after practicing acupuncture for 30 years to pursue teaching and writing about his healing expertise and experience

Today, our office is still located in Boston’s Chinatown and is one of the longest standing acupuncture clinics in Massachusetts. We also have offices in Quincy MA and Haverhill MA.

Locations

Boston

200 Lincoln St Suite 301
Boston MA 02111
617-338-6818
boston@tamhealing.com

Address:
Lea Tam Acupuncture Center
200 Lincoln St Suite 301
Boston MA 02111
617-338-6818
boston@tamhealing.com


Clinic Hours:
Tuesday - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00am - 11:00am
Thursday - 8:00am - 1:00pm


Acupuncturists
Bell Tam
Tuesday - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Yvonne Tam
Wednesday - 8:00am - 11:00am

Schedule an appointment

Haverhill

85 Essex St 2nd Floor
Haverhill MA 01832
978-374-2231
haverhill@tamhealing.com

Address:
Lea Tam Acupuncture Center
85 Essex St 2nd Floor
Haverhill MA 01832
978-374-2231
haverhill@tamhealing.com


Clinic Hours:
Monday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday - 8:00am - 1:00pm


Acupuncturists:
Yvonne Tam
Monday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Schedule an appointment

Quincy

300 Congress St Suite 302
Quincy MA 02169
617-773-4048
quincy@tamhealing.com

Address:
Tam Healing Center
300 Congress St Suite 312
Quincy MA 02169
617-770-4048
quincy@tamhealing.com


Clinic Hours:
Monday - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday - 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am - 3:00pm


Acupuncturists:
Bell Tam
Monday - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - 9:00pm - 2:00pm

Jess Butler
Wednesday - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Kristina Sclafani
Thursday - 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Sunday - 8:00am - 3:00pm

Yvonne Tam
Wednesday - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Schedule an appointment

Practitioners

Tom Tam

Tom Tam

Acupuncturist

Tom has practiced acupuncture in the Boston area for over 30 years making him one of the earliest practitioners in Boston. Within his profound career, Tom has devoted his time and practice in helping others. His intuition, knowledge and experience in the healing arts led to the development of the Tom Tam Healing System and Tong Ren Healing Therapy. Tom has retired from acupuncture in 2013 to further his teachings and developments of Tong Ren Healing.

Lea Tam

Lea Tam

Acupuncturist

Lea is a graduate of the Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She emigrated to Boston in the early 80's and began her practice, becoming one of the first acupuncturists in the Chinatown area. She paved the way for the popularization of acupuncture in Boston as she and her husband's practice grew. Today, Lea is retired from acupuncture but her office and practice still remains a household name.

Bell Tam

Bell Tam

Acupuncturist

Bell has his license as an acupuncturist, but is also a wealth of knowledge in the field of tui na massage. He has had more than two decades of experience performing tui na, helping countless people achieve better health. Not only is Bell a healer and practitioner, he is also a teacher and a mentor. He holds education as one of the foundations of the work he does, helping his patients have a better understanding of their own bodies, about the science behind illness, and about how to take the skills he possess home with them so they can upkeep their own wellness, empowering those around him.

Yvonne Tam

Yvonne Tam

Acupuncturist

Since childhood, Yvonne has observed all the healing that surrounded her as she spent summers and afterschool hours at her parents' acupuncture clinic. Her interest was sparked as she saw success after success - of people who entered in pain and in fear but then left in disbelief as their ailments were alleviated. Yvonne has her Masters in Acupuncture and has more than 15 years of experience with tui na massage. She has taught Tong Ren Healing and the Tom Tam Healing System in the United States but also in France, Spain and England.

Kristina Sclafani

Kristina Sclafani

Acupuncturist

Kristina has always had a strong passion in Chinese medicine and homeopathic healing. She learned through her family to address illnesses with both eastern and western treatments and healing practices. Medicine was always administered with complementary and alternative methods to restore the body to health. Kristina’s passion toward pursuing a career in acupuncture and Chinese medicine stems from her personal experience with the benefits of these practices.

Jess Butler

Jess Butler

Acupuncturist

Jess’ practice is rooted in empowering patients to recognize their own bodies’ ability to heal. She came to acupuncture first as a patient after suffering for two decades with debilitating migraines. Disheartened by the limitations of western medicine, Jess finally found relief and renewed vitality through acupuncture treatments. Jess believes acupuncture is the foundation of holistic health care because the treatments address the physical, emotional, and spiritual distress that pain causes our bodies.

Testimonials

Bell and Yvonne are wonderful acupuncturists. I agree with what Siobhan M. said exactly - they are the best! Tom Tam and his family are true healers! They are a kind, generous family who only want to help and aid people. My immune system was very weak when I started getting acupuncture from them, and after just a couple of treatments, my immune system was so much better! Nothing is too serious for them to help.

Elissa A.

Bell and Yvonne are great! I started visiting to help with my knee (torn meniscus) and to provide an overall boost to my immune system. With a focus on the spine, the sessions here involve both traditional acupuncture and massage. I've visit regularly for the healing treatments and to restore balance... and Bell and Yvonne's personalities make the sessions even better! I'd highly recommend them!

Navin B.

The high reviews for Lea Tam are well deserved. I came in after experiencing pain in my neck and chest area, which made it difficult for me to breathe. I had never done acupuncture before so I didn't know what to expect, but after Bell worked on me, all my pain was gone. They are nice, professional, and very effective. Will definitely come back and I highly recommend them.

Michelle A. L.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the people here and their services. Not only are they kind and sympathetic, but they are real curers. I've had severe stomach issues and since going to the Tams my issues have DRAMATICALLY improved. Thank you Bell Tam.

Kel V.

I grew up with acupuncture my whole life. I have acupuncturists in my family. And I am impressed with Dr. Kristina. Sessions are quantum leaps in healing. As a practitioner, she is unafraid yet humble and treats her patients with a wisdom that is beyond her years. She doesn't waste any time and each session, I leave with a tangible shift in my reality. I particularly like her needling...she is able to carry a very large amount of qi and just enliven those needles. She has an amazing force behind those taps. I highly recommend her to everyone for everything. Nuff said.

Angela S.

Jess Butler is not only a capable practitioner but also a very gifted one! She has a natural way of immediately putting you at ease, allowing you to relax fully and receive a wonderful treatment every time. She is thoroughly trained in both traditional and non-traditional treatment styles as well as energetic healing modalities - making her an extremely dynamic acupuncturist. But her compassion and commitment to achieving results makes her a true healer. I trust Jess Butler implicitly with my health and well-being and I highly recommend her as a practitioner!

Julie S.

Kristina is currently helping me with my chronic sleeping issues which triggers my anxiety and I cannot begin to explain the difference it has made. Consistency is the key and even after my first session back I experienced a significant difference in that night's sleep. She educates on why she does what and where. If you're experiencing any type of ache or pain or woe I highly recommend coming to see Kristina!

Kym N.

Jess Butler is an amazing acupuncturist. I sought out her help over a year ago due to having chronic migraines and TMJ and no other treatments had been working. Well, it worked! I now see her for help with anxiety and stress as well. I have noticed a marked change in the frequency and severity of my migraines as well as feeling like I have a better handle on managing my stress and anxiety. Her gentle manner paired with her open and fun personality makes for a great combination and puts you instantly at ease.

Ryan S.

Bell Tam has changed my life. I have had chronic debilitating neck pain and vertigo for three years now and have been seeing a chiropractor, acupuncturist & massage therapist regularly to help manage the pain, without having more than two days of pain relief between appointments. I flew from Los Angeles for treatment after hearing about several patient success stories with Bell and after just one treatment with him ive been pain free for two months. I just returned for my second appointment and will be flying out regularly for maintenance, this has made a huge improvement in my life and I am forever grateful!

C C.

Don't hesitate to come here. Been suffering from back and neck pain for quite some time. I was bedridden this past summer due to severe, agonizing pain. My decision to seek acupuncture services here was largely due to the positive reviews, and I completely agree. To echo previous sentiments - the people ARE incredibly talented at what they do. I felt better after the first treatment. After my third, I am relatively pain free and have increased energy. My plan is to continue with treatments as maintenance. Thank you Lea Tam Acupuncture - you are truly heaven sent.

VL L.

Lea Tam Acupuncture is the absolute best acupuncture business I have come across. Coming here has been such a blessing and I am truly grateful my friend told me to come here. If you are ready to start healing, this is your place. They use a certain style of acupuncture I have been unable to find anywhere else, due to the owner creating his own style. They also accept insurance which is great. Can't recommend them enough.

Anjelica G.

I've been to a few acupuncturists before and this place is the best. It's a family owned business that is in its second generation. They have a new office now in crown colony but they still have a Chinatown location as well. They take the time to talk to you and get to know your lifestyle to better diagnose the underlying issues. Whether it's headaches, back pain, or even anxiety, a visit will work wonders.

Eric C.

My daughter has been going to Lea Tam Acupuncture for almost a year. They are all incredible and have helped my daughters headaches when western medicine has failed her. Everyone in the center is fantastic and caring. They are always on time and take a genuine interest in each and every person who walks through their door. We have met many people in the waiting room and their stories of healing are extraordinary. I have nothing but positive things to say and have told all my friends that Lea Tam Acupuncture is the only place to go.

Paula G.

Last night, I had an initial acupuncture treatment from Yvonne Tam, requesting help for anxiety and hypertension; and it was nothing short of amazing! Yvonne is lovely, sweet and kind, and cheerful and fun. I couldn't even feel the needles, either going in or staying in, and had only a slight discomfort in a shoulder where my muscles had been very tight for many years. Afterwards, I was so relaxed I can only compare it to feeling like a rag doll, or the way it feels after hours spent lying on a beautiful beach in perfect weather, times 10.

Michele O.

I am hooked! A dear friend recommended that I try Lea Tam Acupuncture Center for some health problems I was experiencing. I went once and immediately saw a change. I also suffer from severe scoliosis. Bell is absolutely wonderful and is working to heal my back! The Tam family is so warm and inviting and make the experience so wonderful. I look forward to my appointments each week and recommend that everyone give it a try!

Colleen L.

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Due to global health concerns, we will be closing our clinics until April 5, 2020. Thank you for understanding.