October 24th is National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day, and is observed annually since its initial commemoration in 2002. AOM Day is to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
I want to take this opportunity to honor AOM Day and tell you about a seen but not often discussed office modality used by acupuncturists.
So let’s Crank up the heat! I’m not suggesting you crank up the heat in the house, although it is getting chilly here in New York.
I’m referring to what is called “The Miracle Lamp.” If you have ever had an acupuncture treatment, you probably noticed or have had a nice warm lamp positioned over you during your session. Your practitioner then leaves you in the room to relax and feel warm and cozy with nice ambient music playing in the background.
That lamp is called a TDP lamp and has very specific benefits to enhance your acupuncture session by facilitating the healing process.
TDP is an abbreviation for Teding Diancibo Pu, which is a special electromagnetic spectrum lamp.
The TDP Lamp is safe, non-invasive, and works to treat diseases by replacing the lost mineral content in the body.
The mineral plate in the TDP Lamp is composed of mineral formulations consisting of 33 elements. When heated to a high temperature, the minerals in it are ionized. The excitation of the minerals into their ionic state is what stimulates many of the body’s natural metabolic processes. The body uses minerals mostly in their ionic form, not their metallic form. The iron content of the plate helps the heat to spread uniformly across the panel.
The FIR (far infrared) energy penetrates up to 3½ inches below the surface of the skin and into the muscles. This stimulates micro-circulation, bringing higher levels of oxygen and nutrients to the injured cells, while eliminating toxins and cellular waste.
The original design for the TDP Lamp was first developed in China in 1978 as a result of studies conducted on workers that worked in a black clay plant in a rural area.
Researchers were surprised to note that despite working in conditions of extreme heat and cold, and in wet environments, the employees remained healthy and rarely sick.
When analyses was conducted on the hot clay, they found that it emitted a beneficial far infrared radiation.
In China, people refer to the TDP Lamp as the “Miracle Lamp” due to its reported success in helping with chronic ailments.
Infrared therapy has scientifically been proven to:
The FDA classified the TDP lamp in a group of radiant devices used for the temporary relief of chronic pain and arthritis.
Studies which were conducted in China and Korea with the TDP lamp have been clinically shown to promote micro-circulation of the blood to deliver nutrients, remove waste products, and send repair cells to do their work.
I know that sounds like a song, but Qi has everything to do with it. You may have heard your practitioner speak about Qi, which is a term used to describe the body’s vital energy. Qi in conventional medicine correlates to your immune system.
If you are always on the go, stressed, fatigued, or suffer with a chronic illness, your Qi becomes depleted. A weakened immune system needs the boost of minerals in order to heal, rebuild, and rejuvenate itself.
Smart food choices and exercise are beneficial to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but you may also want to consider adding acupuncture treatments to your schedule.
Take time to relax on the treatment table knowing that you are enhancing your health while feeling warm, cozy, and rejuvenated.
To Your Health!