- Acupuncture is one important modality used within Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote healing, improve functioning and prevent health problems.
What is Tui Na?
Tui Na is yet another form of therapy used within the comprehensive healing system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tui Na is a form of massage based on the principles of Yin-Yang, the Five Elements and the meridians of the body. Like acupressure, the goal of Tui Na is to encourage the flow of energy by interacting with and adjusting the flow of circulating vital energy called Qi. This is done using various holding and pressing techniques along meridians and at specific acupressure points. This relaxing hands-on therapy manipulates the joints, viscera and soft tissue, stimulating the body to release toxins, stagnant energy, and nervous tension. It can help to relieve pain and improve circulation of Qi and blood. In addition to relieving joint pain, muscle pain, tension and spasms, Tui Na can also bring relief to those suffering from chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, and headaches.