Dear Tom. Thank You. Joyce.
Thank you for helping me become an improved version of myself. These last 15 months have been an amazing journey of healing and transformation. I experienced the spectrum of Tong Ren Therapy of acupuncture, Tui Na, general and anti-cancer healing classes, and the various ultrasound wave healing devices. I am learning more than I can say. I am feeling better than I thought possible. I am grateful to you and the Tong Ren community.
In December 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer recurrence in my right lymph nodes after 14 years of remission from my original diagnosis in February 1997. At the time in California, I chose to have a mastectomy foregoing chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal treatment. Two compassionate and gifted people, a Chinese acupuncturist/herbalist and an energy healer helped me heal.
The breast cancer recurrence was very stressful and anxiety provoking as it happened a few months after my relocation to Boston. I was filled with anxieties, fears, and self-doubt. I questioned my original decision of not choosing the conventional treatment protocol.
The first oncologist I saw in Boston was formulaic in his approach. His message was that I would get worst if I didn’t follow the conventional protocol of chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal treatment. I reconsidered the conventional route. I reread many books about alternative treatments for cancer as well visualization techniques with conventional treatment. I decided to have some lymph nodes removed but knew that it was only a temporary solution. In the final analysis I could not reconciled using chemotherapy, radiation, or hormonal treatment. I changed oncologist but I did not and could not change my mind despite the good intentions of the doctors. Fortunately my primary physician and the breast specialist/surgeon are experienced and thoughtful individuals who respect my decision.
It was my good fortune when I heard about you from a woman who also has breast cancer. She was concerned that I was delaying my treatment. Of all the treatments she talked about, I felt an instant curiosity when she described you and your Tong Ren healing classes.
On 8/28/12 when I had my first acupuncture appointment with you I noticed a distinct difference in your waiting room. People were smiling and laughing as they were speaking openly about their conditions. Many had terminal cancers and shared how they were getting better with shrinking or disappearing tumors.
After acupuncture, you encouraged me to go a healing class. While you were in Florida, I went with a friend to the Spaulding class. Again, it was a curious experience where each person described their health condition and requested help. There was an openness to share rather than holding in one’s worst experiences. My friend had recently fallen and exacerbated his carpal tunnel so that he could not hold a pen to sign his name. He put in his request to Lynne and Yvonne. He felt relief to his wrist. You led the class in Quincy where I first heard incredible healing stories. I was so touched that I cried when I heard a man with stage 4 esophageal cancer with 3-6 months to live report that his medical scans showed that he was cancer free.
Each class has such a motley group of people from diverse backgrounds who come with a desire for relief from minor ailments to reversing to life threatening conditions and terminal cancers. Some individuals used the full conventional medical protocol and needed help with the side affects, while some individuals chose to do the opposite. The more classes I attend, the more astounded I become. However inexplicable, there was definitely something powerful and unique happening. Now I realize I have been personally transformed. My fears and anxieties are replaced with calmness and optimism. My discomfort about illness and disease are replaced by compassion for and a desire to help others.
A year ago, I felt ready to address my greatest fear of telling my son about my cancer recurrence. Seventeen years ago, he was 10 years old and traumatized. Naturally, my son was again terrified since his worst fear of me having a cancer recurrence has come true. He also thought I had lost my mind since I tried to describe my Tong Ren experience with my doll and hammer in hand, a blinking headset on my forehead! He was reassured when he met you. After attending a healing class in Quincy, he pronounced: “Tom is the real deal- 真傢伙.”
After multiple mammograms, ultrasounds, CT and PET scans, the oncologist said she thought my cancer would have spread since I did not elect to use chemotherapy, radiation, nor hormonal treatment. During the September 2013 follow up, the oncologist said the cancer cells appear indolent- slowed down to where I’m stable. Not much has changed on my most recent follow up this January. One lymph node is ½ cm smaller, one is ½ cm larger, and one has remained unchanged. Both the surgeon and the oncologist felt that I was “stable-ish”. Stable and ‘stable-ish” are good for me.
Both my surgeon and oncologist have heard of you. They are mature and compassionate physicians who have clearly articulated their medical advice. I am grateful they respect my choice to use Tong Ren therapy as they continue to follow up on me. The oncologist said that there is more than one way to skin a cat.
My breast cancer been stabilized and an array of other conditions have improved. My insomnia; restless leg; eye floaters; and pain in my right scapula, hip and knee from prior accidents have greatly diminished. Another positive Tong Ren side affect is hair growth on a bald spot from a childhood accident on my forehead.
I have directly heard amazing healings in the Quincy, Spaulding and Haverhill classes. All the classes give me an incredible boost of chi/energy. The anti-cancer class in Haverhill is truly unique because it brings together all of us who have cancer. There is a strong resonance as if we were all ringing bells with the same sound to clear out all our cancers. It is a wonderful and unifying feeling. I know I am healing alongside everyone else.
I have been the beneficiary of your various ultrasound healing devices. I don’t understand them but I know I feel better, calmer, sleep better, and have less anxieties, fears, and negative thoughts when I use the devices. The devices allow me to extend and enhance my sense of well being from all my Tong Ren experiences.
Thank you Tom for sharing your incredible gift of healing. You heal with your intuition, chi, humor, teachings, and innovative machines. You are compassionate and generous to everyone. May all the wonderful generosity you give get reciprocated back to you.
With appreciation & gratitude,