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.

What We Do

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

Locations

Boston

Boston

Lea Tam Acupuncture Center
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:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 7:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday – 7:00am – 11:00pm
Thursday – 7:00am – 12:00pm
Friday – 7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 7:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday -Closed

Haverhill

Haverhill

Lea Tam Acupuncture Center
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 – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 8:00am – 2:00pm

Quincy

Quincy

Tam Healing Center
15 Cottage Ave 5th Floor
Quincy MA 02169
617-773-4048
quincy@tamhealing.com

Address:
Tam Healing Center
15 Cottage Ave 5th Floor
Quincy MA 02169
617-773-4048
quincy@tamhealing.com

Clinic Hours:
Monday – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00am – 5:00pm

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 Tam Bio. Coming soon

Bell Tam

Bell Tam

Acupuncturist

Bell Tam bio. Coming soon.

Yvonne Tam

Yvonne Tam

Acupuncturist

Yvonne Tam bio. Coming soon.