Tui Na


Tui Na

In ancient China, medicine was often classified as either “external” or “internal” in treatment. Tui Na was considered to be one of the external methods, and thought to be especially suitable for use on the elderly and children


Tui Na is a hands-on body treatment, a form of massage. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body’s defensive (Wei) Qi and get it moving throughout the meridians and the muscles. The practitioner also uses the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques are claimed to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well abdominal and gynaecological conditions.


A body oil or herbal embrocant is often used to help move the Qi and herbal warming plasters can be placed on the area after massage to keep the Qi moving in that area. Tui Na can also be carried out while the patient is dressed, especially when treating children or the elderly.


Today, Tui Na is subdivided into specialized treatment for children, adults, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, sports medicine and the elderly.




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