About Tom Tam

Tom TamMaster Tom Tam is a gifted healer, acupuncturist and innovator based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the developer of the Tom Tam Healing System which utilizes acupuncture, energy healing and tuina for treating conditions which have proven to be difficult to treat by other methods. As part of his healing system, Master Tam has popularized a form of energy healing, Tong Ren Therapy, which is now offered in classes world-wide. His techniques have led to the successful treatment of a very wide range of medical conditions. He has authored numerous books which explain his theories and techniques and has many students who utilize his techniques around the world.

Master Tam's Formal Biography

Master Tam is a writer, poet, and healer. Born in Tai Shan, China, he came to the United States in 1975 as a political refugee. Since 1982, he has been practicing acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Chi Gong healing with great success.

For the last 20 years, Tom has been one of the foremost students of Master Gin Soon Chu, the fifth generation master of traditional Yang family Tai Chi Chuan.

In 1987, Tom founded the Boston Chi Gong Center and began training students. The following year, he founded the Oriental Culture Institute, and organized the Boston Chi Gong Delegation to China.

Tom was awarded the highest honor of The Chinese Medical Research Association, the diamond pin and medal. He was also made Honorary President of the Taipei Acupuncture Society.

Over the years, Tom has written many books on Chi Gong, healing, and philosophy: Tai Chi Dao Yin (1993); Yi Jin Jing (1994); a translation of Lao Tzu's Dao De Jing (1994); Tom Tam's Healing System (1995); Pi Gu: The Way of Chi Gong Fasting (1st edition) (1996). He has also written several books of poetry, including For the Love of Nature (1997). Some of his books have been translated into Russian, Chinese and other languages.

In 1997, Tom finished a book on his approach to past-life therapy, the Unfinished Life, and in 1998 completed two new books on his experiences healing patients with cancer: New Hope on the Horizon and Metamorphosis: Emerging from Darkness.

In 2000, Tom developed the new style of Chi Gong, Da Peng Gong and finished the book of Da Peng Gong. In 2001, he finished Tong Ren for Cancer and his latest book, printed in 2006, is Chi and Libido.

Tom Tam continues to practice, teach students, and travel around the world to share his dreams.

Tom Tam's Chronological History

  • 1950: Born in Tai Shan, China.
  • 1975: Came to the United States as a political refugee.
  • 1982: Started acupuncture practice.
  • 1985: Became student of Gin Soon Zhu, the fifth generation master of Yang style Tai Chi Chuan.
  • 1987: Founded Boston Chi Gong Center and started training students.
  • 1988: Founded Oriental Culture Institute.
  • 1988: Organized Boston Chi Gong Delegation to China.
  • 1993: Publised Tai Chi DaoYin.
  • 1994: Published Yi Jin Jing.
  • 1994: Published Lao Tzu, Dao De Jing.
  • 1995: Published Tom Tam’s Healing System.
  • 1996: Awarded Official Resolution by the Boston City Council in recognition of achievements and services in Tai Chi Chuan.
  • 1996: Published Pi Gu: The Way of Chi Gong Fasting.
  • 1997: Published For the Love of Nature - Poetry.
  • 1998: Published New Hope on the Horizon.
  • 1998: Published Metamorphosis.
  • 1998: Published The Unfinished Life.
  • 1998: Published Tong Ren Therapy.
  • 2000: Published Da Peng Gong.
  • 2001: Published Tong Ren for Cancer.
  • 2006: Published Chi and Libido.