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Tui Na

What is Tui Na?   推拿

Tui Na is the practice of Chinese Medicine through the medium of bodywork.  Along with acupressure, it uses rhythmic compression and release of the soft tissues to clear the channels, invigorate the circulation of Qi and Blood, and regulate the body-mind system.  Following the key principles and diagnostics of Chinese Medicine, it is able to affect changes not only to the musculoskeletal system, but can also help to treat internal conditions.

Tui Na

Tui means to “to push”, whilst Na means “to grasp”.  This not only names two core techniques of the practice, but also refers to its underlying energetics; that throughout treatment the practitioner works both to ‘push in’ (to warm, activate and tonify) and ‘draw out’ (to dredge and disperse) in order to regulate the body-mind system.  

When indicated; moxibustion, fire cupping and the topical application of Chinese Herbal liniments accompany the treatment.

Tui Na can help:

  • treat injury, accelerate healing and address structural imbalance
  • strengthen the immune system and treat the onset of cold and flu
  • regulate the menstrual cycle, alleviating the symptoms of PMS and improving fertility
  • relieve the symptoms of respiratory and digestive disorders
  • calm the mind and alleviate anxiety and stress