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TDP Lamp

Discussion in 'Acupuncture Massage' started by Imrightyoulose, Feb 19, 2011.

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  1. Imrightyoulose

    Imrightyoulose New Member

    Jan 6, 2010
    just got a TDP lamp today for clinic.

    As usual the chinese manual is vague. does any one have any advice on best way to use when in conjunction with needles.

  2. Becky Curta

    Becky Curta Member

    May 15, 2010
    Hi Indo,

    I did do a TDP training course, but never got around to buy one. We must discuss this at the next meeting later this month. Have you tried to get insurance for it?

    Best Wishes

  3. Michellie-Belle

    Michellie-Belle Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    insurance! shhh!

    i will contact insurers tomorrow, i'm insured for moxibustion, and the lamp is far safer than that. had a go myself today and used on my dad with BL23 & BL25 needled....its like sunshine!
  4. hyeljuhdihpikteku

    hyeljuhdihpikteku New Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    United States
    mmmm... could do with one now... thinking about buying one too...the good thing is that you can cover a much broader area than moxa and it is good for people that can't take the smell too...

    I never leave it on more than 10 mins on each area...I just ask the patient when they feel nice and warm...look out for the skin to get a nice red coulour and just touch it!!

    According to the model...some of them take ages to heat up so I would switch it on before doing the needling and also some only work when the timer in on and you might have to reset it every half an hour...
  5. chinghanlim

    chinghanlim Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    just waiting for insurer's response now.

    although not as direct as moxa, it is far safer and you can use it on yourself.

    i will have to do a short clinic trail to see the results.

    RP..... you mentioned a course you did, was it beneficial and where did you do it?
    I would expect the insurers would approve.

  6. Mommy to Max ~*6-11-09*~

    Mommy to Max ~*6-11-09*~ Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Indo, I will email you later about the course and insurance. Have to go to work.
  7. iamalsotim

    iamalsotim Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    ...I am slightly confused as to why

    1- you would need a course to use a heat lamp
    2- you would need to ask your insurer

    You are both training in Chinese medicine (if I am not wrong)...so surely you should be able to use one once you qualify?

    Sorry if it is a stupid question...
  8. roetrusemic

    roetrusemic Banned

    Jan 31, 2011
    and when I said should be able I mean in terms of insurance....
  9. dfjdkff Skksgkgsd

    dfjdkff Skksgkgsd New Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Already qualified in Chinese medicine

    A course is not needed, just a thought!

    Need to ask the insurer, as it generates heat.

    As for the use, i am sold completely! used it already in clinic with great results! a very worthy addition to bodyworking, worth every penny

  10. oxoxoxoxox

    oxoxoxoxox New Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Insurer's say this:

    1.Must be 35cm or more from body.

    2.Must be checked every 5 minutes.

    3.Not allowed to use on face or sides of neck.

    4.Not to apply when oils or lotions have been applied to skin.

    Always best to check eh!

  11. GB007

    GB007 New Member

    Nov 11, 2010
    Hi Chris did you get my email? Did you have to pay an extra premium?

    I have been told the basically the same thing by my insurers. There are especially worried about the neck and face.

    People should check carefully with their insurers. For example a typical CAM insurer will cover the therapist for sport injuries, but will that cover full time professional athletes?

  12. New Boots.

    New Boots. New Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    When I studied in China I found that TDP lamps were used extensively. The idea is that acupuncture works better when the area is warm - I suppose because it stimulates Qi flow.

    The doctors I studied with would even use it for Yin deficiency and other conditions where you would be careful to use moxa.

    I have one at home, and use it for muscular stiffness (often alongside tui na) which is very effective.

    Also good as an alternative to moxa, for instance on the Dan Tien area.

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