Lakeside Neurology and Wellness Center
Neurologist & Medical Acupuncturist located in Cornelius, NC
The Tomii Healing & Wellness System employs modern technology to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine. The system was developed by Lighter Chen, a software engineer and traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner in California who has successfully treated patients with his technology and acupressure techniques since 2016. The key element of the system is the Tomii Chi Analyzer which noninvasively measures the flow of energy (Chi) at the distal acupressure points on the wrists and ankles along the twelve Principal Meridians using a probe connected to a sophisticated computer system. This innovative system makes the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine more measurable and reproducible.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient health and wellness system used in China for thousands of years. Western medicine focuses mainly on treating diseases, while TCM is more holistic, focusing on a person's overall well-being. The two central tenets of TCM focus on Qi (Chi) and Yin and Yang. Qi is also known as life energy or vital energy, which runs throughout our bodies along meridian pathways, nourishing the body's cells, tissues, muscles, and organs. There are twelve Principal Meridians, with each meridian extending along the arms or legs, connecting multiple acupuncture points, and corresponding to either a hollow or solid organ.
When Qi becomes disrupted, it can harm a person's health. Usually, when a blockage or imbalance occurs, the body quickly bounces back, returning to a state of health and well-being. However, when this disruption is prolonged or excessive, or if the body is weakened, illness, pain, or disease can occur. TCM practices such as acupuncture can help restore the balance of Qi.
Yin and Yang are opposites that describe the qualities of Qi. Yin encompasses night, dark, cold, feminine, and negative. Yang encompasses day, light, warm, positive, and male. According to TCM, everything in life has a bit of its opposite, and the goal is to balance the Yin and Yang of Qi to promote good health.
Dr. Lori Schneider can help her patients achieve good health by utilizing the Tomii Chi Analyzer to find blockages and imbalances in their Qi and restore balance to their lives through acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and the use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). The Chi Analyzer serves as a road map for more precise acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles, which are then activated through gentle and specific movements of the practitioner's hands or electrical stimulation. Applying acupuncture to specific points is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture that involves a small electric current passed between two acupuncture needles. This practice augments regular acupuncture and is particularly effective for treating pain.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy uses low-voltage electrical current to relieve pain. A TENS unit is a battery-powered device that delivers electrical impulses through electrodes placed on the skin's surface, near nerves where the pain is located, or at trigger points.
Call Lakeside Neurology and Wellness Center today to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Lori Schneider at 704-896-5591.