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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Longevitology?

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Longevitology is a simple laying-on-of-hands method intended to adjust or restore energy balance to help the body heal itself. The method is based upon principles common to all Asian medicine: In Asian medicine, it is understood that illness, pain, and distress arise when the body has poor blood circulation and its energy (called “chi” in Chinese) becomes stagnant. However, if proper flow of chi is restored, the body may heal itself more easily.

Longevitology Master Teachers, Dr. Tom Lin, Lin Tzu-Chen and Wei Yu-Feng, have refined this ancient healing method through more than 15 years of study and practice. Their goal is to make the method easy to learn and available to everyone who wants to learn it. The result is Chang Sen Xue, a Chinese phrase which translates as “Study of Long Life” or “Longevitology” in English. They believe that anyone, even those who are ill or elderly, can use this method to improve the body’s ability to heal itself and help others do the same. Master Teachers Lin and Wei travel the world teaching the method, free of charge.

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How does it work?

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According to Asian medicine, we live in a rich field of yang energy, a gift from the universe. Since ancient times, people have used this universal energy for healing themselves and others. This is the energy that is channeled in Longevitology adjustments.

Just as a healthy body draws oxygen into the lungs to breathe, it also draws in universal energy to replenish itself. It does so through seven points on the body called chakras. Chakras are the body’s power centers, which energize cells and organs, enabling them to function normally. Each chakra governs the functioning of a different organ system within the body. When all chakras are operating properly, metabolism will be efficient, the immune system will be effective, and waste and toxins will be readily excreted from the body.

For a variety of reasons, both physical and emotional, a person’s chakras may become inefficient in drawing in or distributing universal energy. Longevitology adjustments channel universal energy directly into chakras to overcome this and restore energy flow throughout the body.


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What are the benefits of Longevitology adjustments?

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Many benefits are reported by those who have received Longevitology energy adjustments: Calmness; reduced stress; pain relief; deeper, more restful sleep; increased energy; relief from migraines, tension headaches and back pain; mental alertness; faster healing of injuries, regular elimination; shrinking of tumors; improved quality of life, among others. It is important to note that the energy adjustments do not cure or treat any diseases and are not a substitution for regular medical care. By restoring energy balance, they may promote the body’s ability to heal itself.


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Will Longevitology adjustments conflict with my current medical treatment?

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No one has ever reported a negative interaction between their medical treatment protocol and Longevitology adjustments. Longevitology adjustments should be used to supplement, not replace, regular medical or health-care treatment. If you are being treated by doctors for any ailment, let your doctors know that you are receiving Longevitology energy adjustments, and direct them to this website if they have questions.


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What happens during a Longevitology energy adjustment?

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First, a Longevitology adjustment must be requested by the person being adjusted or their guardians. Energy adjustments are never given without a person’s knowledge or against their wishes.

The person being adjusted usually sits upright on a chair or stool, or lies down if this is not possible. The practitioner asks the person to indicate their concern, or the area of their greatest discomfort. The practitioner then places his/her hands on or above the appropriate area of the body, including the chakra that governs that area. Both the person being adjusted and the practitioner close their eyes during the adjustment for maximum benefit.

Please note that Longevitology practitioners are not medical professionals and do not diagnose or treat any disease, injury, or illness. They channel energy through their hands, and they determine the placement of their hands based upon their training, in accordance with what the person requesting the adjustment has told them. The practitioner will hold each hand placement approximately ten minutes or more and may adjust several chakras. More than one practitioner may adjust someone at the same time.

While there are chakras on both the back and the front of the body, below the level of the neck, usually the back chakras are used, unless otherwise agreed. Please note that Chakra 1, sometimes called the “Root Chakra,” located in the intimate area of the perineum, is never used in a Longevitology adjustment. Chakra 7, sometimes called the “Crown Chakra,” located on the top of the head, is used instead.

While a single adjustment can bring relief, often repeated adjustments are needed for full benefit.


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What does it feel like to receive a Longevitology energy adjustment?

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People have reported a wide range of physical sensations while their energy is being adjusted. Very common are sensations of warmth where the hands are placed, sometimes accompanied by tingling, prickling, mild vibration, or flashes of heat. Some sensitive people report becoming hyper-aware of certain places in their body, or as though their spine may be attempting to realign itself as energy flows through it. The sensations may not always be comfortable while the adjustment is occurring, but they disappear when it is complete. Longevitology energy adjustments never cause or increase pain. Some people sense nothing at all during an adjustment. At the completion of an adjustment, most people report either feeling very relaxed or calm but energized.


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What do Longevitology adjustments cost?

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There is never a charge for a true Longevitology adjustment, and practitioners are encouraged not to accept gifts. Unlike other methods, cost is never an obstacle to obtaining Longevitology energy adjustments. The master teachers who refined the ancient techniques believe they are most effective when given freely from an open, loving heart. The master teachers travel the world to teach the method for free to students. In return, the students they teach are encouraged to give adjustments for free to others. Longevitology practitioners do not derive their incomes from giving adjustments or selling related products or services.


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What else is (or isn't) required for Longevitology adjustments?

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Nothing. Longevitology energy adjustments need no special rooms, equipment, clothing, medicines, vitamins, herbs, food, or postures to be effective. Where possible, people being adjusted sit upright on stools or in chairs. Longevitology adjustments are given effectively in public rooms with hundreds of people; privacy is never a requirement. A true Longevitology adjustment does not use massage, manipulation of limbs, or stimulation with needles, electricity or moxibustion.

There is no inappropriate touching in a Longevitology adjustment. Most adjustments are given through the chakras on the back of the body. Chakra 1, located in the intimate area of the perineum, often referred to as the “Root Chakra,” is never used in Longevitology adjustments. The adjustments work even through clothing, so direct skin contact is not required. In fact, a trained Longevitology practitioner can channel chi at a distance, without directly touching the body, where necessary.


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How can I get a Longevitology energy adjustment for myself?

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The easiest way to get a Longevitology adjustment is to attend a Longevitology class, as either a student or a visitor, and ask for one. While the class is going on, Longevitology practitioners volunteer their time to provide adjustments to those who request them. Longevitology classes are given twice a year in most locations. Please see the website page entitled [TAB NAME] for a calendar of classes.

To receive Longevitology adjustments in the interim, contact the coordinator of one of the Longevitology alumni groups in your area. Groups of Longevitology alumni practitioners meet to give adjustments to one another, as well as to members of the community who ask for assistance. They meet in community centers, private homes or other locations. Not all groups meet on a regular basis, so it is necessary to contact the coordinator ahead of time for an invitation. For a partial listing of active groups, please refer to the website page entitled Free Adjustment Centers.

Please note that Longevitology groups are always informal groups of unpaid volunteers. There are no paid Longevitology practitioners or staff, and no money is needed. All services and locations are donated free of charge by the people or organizations who make them available.


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How do I know I am receiving an energy adjustment from a trained Longevitology practitioner?

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Ask them to produce their Longevitology student identification card, which will list the dates of their training. Students who have completed the Intermediate class will have a paper card. Students who have completed the Advanced class are given a laminated photo-ID card with their student number, name, and course completion date.

All student identification cards display the Longevitology logo—a heart enclosed by two hands, as seen on this website.


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How do you learn to give Longevitology energy adjustments?

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Take a class. There is no charge. Longevitology students are given sufficient training to give effective energy adjustments, and to do so ethically. They learn the history and practice of the method. They are taught hand placements that the Master Teachers have found to be most beneficial for specific complaints. The techniques are very easy to learn.

Longevitology classes begin and end with a basic relaxing meditation, called the “Sitting Meditation”. This helps students to experience the mental state that enables them to channel universal energy effectively. The Master Teachers then (re-)open the students’ chakras to restore them to optimal function. After the chakras are opened, students can more effectively draw in universal energy to help them heal themselves and channel it to assist others. In class, students practice on one another, supervised by the Master Teachers.

In most locations, Longevitology classes are held twice a year, in evenings and on weekends. All classes are taught in Mandarin Chinese, with translation into English.

Each Beginning and Intermediate class takes about 12 hours to complete over a three-day period, and the two classes are given consecutively, back-to-back. All chakras are opened once during the Beginning class, and once during the Intermediate class. After completion of both Beginning and Intermediate classes, Longevitology students have a basic level of training sufficient to give effective adjustments. The Master Teachers recommend that students meditate and practice daily to progress and to keep their own chakras open.

A Longevitology Advanced Course is given every two years. Those who have completed the Beginning and Intermediate classes and who have continued to practice may apply to be admitted. The application process involves a written essay and an interview, in which applicants are questioned to determine that their level of expertise is sufficient to benefit from the course. Please see the webpage entitled, contact us for more information.

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Why do Longevitology practitioners give adjustments to others?

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Longevitology is one practice where one truly receives through giving. Practitioner and recipient both benefit from the energy flow in an adjustment. The energy channeled in a Longevitology adjustment is pure yang energy coming from the universal energy field. It does not originate in the practitioner’s body, the practitioner does not generate it, and the practitioner’s own energy cannot be depleted by channeling it.

During an adjustment, an increased flow of universal energy enters the practitioner first through his/her opened chakras, rectifying disruptions in energy flow that the practitioner may have. The increased flow of universal energy also helps keep the practitioner’s own chakras open and functioning. Only after this does the universal energy then flow into the person being adjusted, where it rectifies disruptions in energy flow of that person.

The recipient cannot “get” any ailment from the practitioner through the energy flow, because the energy flow has re-balanced the practitioner before entering the recipient. The practitioner cannot “get” any ailment from the recipient through the energy flow, which is a one-way channel.

Some Longevitology practitioners use their skills only to heal themselves, members of their families, and friends. Other Longevitology practitioners take the extra step and volunteer to give energy adjustments to people outside their family and friendship networks. For some, it is an opportunity to give back to the communities that have nourished them. It is also an opportunity for an individual to keep their chakras open, hone their skills, improve their health, and grow spiritually and emotionally through the act of giving to another. Giving to another without expectation of personal gain is a great way to experience unconditional love.


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Is Longevitology affiliated with any religious, fraternal, political, commercial or other organization?

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No. The Longevitology Benevolent Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that has no affiliation with any religious, spiritual, educational, governmental, commercial, medical, or political group anywhere in the world. Longevitology does not promote products. There is nothing to be bought, and nothing to be sold. Please note that we have recently learned that a website formerly held by our organization but not used has been “squatted” upon by a business selling nutritional supplements and misrepresenting itself as us. We are in the process of rectifying this.

Longevitology master teachers, just like anyone else, have their own beliefs. They do not expect their students to believe in accordance with any particular philosophical, spiritual, moral, religious or political organization or point of view. They do, however, encourage their students to do good wherever they can, give freely of their Longevitology abilities to help others in need, and always to do so from a loving, open heart without desire for fame or personal gain.

The Longevitology method works whether the recipient, or even the practitioner, believes in it or not. The basic requirement to be an effective Longevitology practitioner is to have a loving, compassionate heart when giving energy adjustments. Healing is a gift, and it is a gift to help others to heal.


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Does Longevitology cure or treat cancer or serious illnesses?

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Longevitology practitioners do not claim that the energy adjustments will cure or treat any disease, nor are they a substitution for regular medical care. However, by restoring energy balance, practitioners believe the energy adjustments promote the body’s ability to heal itself to the extent it is able.

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Does Longevitology practioners have any medical training or background?

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Longevitology practitioners are not medical professionals and do not diagnose or treat any disease, injury, or illness, and Longevitology energy adjustments should not be used as a substitute for appropriate medical care. Longevitology practitioners channel energy through their hands, and they determine the placement of their hands based upon their training, in accordance with what the person requesting the adjustment has told them. The practitioner will hold each hand placement approximately ten minutes or more and may adjust several chakras in a session. More than one practitioner may work together to adjust someone. A person can adjust him/herself, if need be, by using appropriate hand placements.