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Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Healing Therapy 3: Tok Sen

Taught by Mary Ellen Derwis

PREREQUISITE: Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Healing Therapy 1: Organs
Note: Chi Nei Tsang 2 is beneficial to have, but CNT2 is not required before enrollment in this class.

Skills learned can be used for healing on oneself or for use in becoming a
CNT3 Practitioner who uses CNT3 as a clinical healing technique. Those interested in becoming
CNT3 Practitioners must complete a certification program, of which this course is one part.

See Certificate Program for more details on becoming a CNT3 Practitioner.


Tok Sen is Chi Nei Tsang Level 3.
Tamarind hammer and various chisels are tools used to release trauma in the tendons.
Once the trauma is released the body can achieve homeostasis.

Positions used in treatment:

  1. Supine Lying
  2. Prone Lying
  3. Side Lying
  4. Seated

Tok sen:

  1. Increases blood circulation which nourishes tendons and encourages them to release hyper-tonic situations in the musculoskeletal system
  2. Relaxes muscles, tightness in muscles squeeze capillaries which in turn decreases blood circulation to muscles causing muscle soreness
  3. Vibration releases the fascia that entraps peripheral nerves which travel along side blood vessels. Every time we hammer, it vibrates the area around capillaries and peripheral nerves which can stimulate muscles due to increased circulation and more flexibility as fascial restrictions decrease
  4. When circulation improves, toxins are released and pain symptoms decrease


  1. Headache from nerve impingement, migraine, brain degeneration, blurred vision and difficulty hearing quiets
  2. Shoulder pain, neck sprain, shoulder tendon tightness, decreased mobility of arm improve
  3. Tendon compression, back muscle tightness, scapular problem and back pain decrease
  4. Lower back pain, spinal cord inflammation, difficulty bending trunk symptoms improve
  5. Lumbar pain and nerve compression decreases
  6. Thigh pain, Hamstring muscle tightness, difficulty bending of knee, popliteal pain and patella dislocation improve
  7. Calf pain from tight swollen muscles, pain in the sole of the foot, and numbness decrease
  8. Arm pain, elbow pain, arm and hand numbness from lack of circulation resolves

At the end of this course, students will receive an attendance certificate which will identify hours completed in Master Chia's system, which may be used toward the certification requirements in his system.

Do you want to be a Chi Nei Tsang Practitioner? If so, click on Certificate Program for more information.
This course is a main core course in the curriculum.

Last Revised 1/16/2019

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