Breathing Again. An Asthma Success Story.
I have been receiving treatments at the Collective Healing Center (CHC) since January 2018. My introduction to the CHC originated in June of 2017 in Magnolia where the Ayurveda Wellness Center offered a workshop on Tong Ren. Noel presented a most interesting demonstration of one of the components of the Tom Tam Healing System, known as Tong Ren. Without excessive detail I can tell you that my interaction with Noel that evening set the wheels in motion for a dramatic change in my overall health and more specifically an asthma condition I have dealt with since a very young age.
I’ll point the readers of this document to an online journal I started earlier this year that contains the
detail and history of my condition. The journal can be found on-line at:
The short version is that I have had asthma for a very long time. The primary triggers have been seasonal allergies, dust and pet dander. I had two major asthma events, one in 2004, and another in January 2018. The first event had me in an IC Unit for several days and the second was similar but without going to a hospital; although after the fact I realized I should have. Those who have asthma understand all of this along with the ongoing wheezing, congestion, headaches and never ending intake of pharmaceuticals to manage the condition.
With the above said, the persistent and ongoing need for asthma medications and additional medications to offset the side effects from the asthma meds, drove me to consider an alternative treatment. Remembering the positive effect of my experience at the Tong Ren workshop my wife convinced me to consider an alternative treatment offered at CHC. Late in January 2018 I started an ongoing monthly treatment cycle that includes acupuncture, Tui NA and Tong Ren.
So again with the short version, I am here today in October of 2019 with my asthma in remission and pharmaceutical free. A simple, but for me a very profound statement. And I am quite serious about being pharmaceutical free. Nothing for the last year with no asthma symptoms, no flu, no colds and near nonexistent allergies.
A year ago, after ongoing acupuncture, Tui NA and Tong Ren treatments at CHC I reached a point where I felt sufficient improvement in my condition to drop my pharmaceutical intake. It wasn’t a casual decision and it was the result of considerable understanding of the side effects of the meds I was taking and how my body was reacting to both the meds and CHC treatments. I am not advocating for anyone to just drop their meds by any account. For me it took Tong Ren tapping twice a day every day with my wife along with acupuncture and Tui Na treatments every two to three weeks. It has been a big commitment to the Tom Tam Healing System with trust and confidence in both Aimee and Noel.
I am truly blessed, and fortunate to be where I am health wise today. Given my health history I truly owe so much of the turn around to the Tom Tam Healing System and more specifically to Aimee and Noel at CHC. I turned 70 earlier this year and by a very wide margin am the healthiest I have been in many, many years. Seriously, thank you both so much for being such a big part in the improvement in the quality of life for both myself and my wife.
Aimee and Noel Poirier hosts free weekly Tong Ren Healing classes in their offices in Stoneham MA and Haverhill MA.
Collective Healing Center
61 Main St.
Stoneham, MA 02180
Lea Tam Acupuncture Center
85 Essex St 2nd floor
Haverhill MA 01832
Aimee Poirier Lic. Ac.
Noel Poirier Lic. Ac.