Tuina (Chinese:推拿), whose name comes from two of the actions: Tui means "to push" and Na means "to lift and squeeze.", is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbs, Taichi, and Qqigong. Tuina is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance. 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) chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.
In ancient China, medical therapy was often classified as either "external" or "internal" treatment. Tuina was one of the external methods, thought to be especially suitable for use on the elderly population and on infants.
Today, Tuina is subdivided into specialized treatment for infants, adults, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, sports medicine, etc. In modern China, many hospitals include Tuina as a standard aspect of treatment. In the West, Tuina is taught as a part of the curriculum at some acupuncture schools.
Effects: Open meridians and collateral, promote Qi and Blood circulation, release pain, help right Qi and expel pathogenic Qi, harmonize yin and yang.
Basic knowledge on meridians distributions, muscle and bone structure and conceptions on commonly encountered diseases.
Indication of Tuina
Closed soft tissue injury: lumbar disc prolapses, cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, chest pain, stiff neck, acute lumbar sprain, knee ligament injury, piriformis syndrome, etc.
Chronic muscle ligament strain: chronic lumbar muscle strain, back muscle strain, etc.
3. Proliferative bone diseases: degenerative spondylitis, osteoarthritis of the knee, heel pain, etc.
4. Peripheral nerve disorders: such as facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia, sciatica, etc.
5. Internal medicine illness: come cold, headaches, insomnia, epigastric pain, ptosis, hiccups, constipation, chronic diarrhea, enuresis, arthralgia syndrome, hemiplegia, etc.
6. Gynecological diseases: such as irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, mastitis, postpartum psychosis pubic symphysis separation, etc.
7. Pediatric diseases: diarrhea in infants, children malnutrition, children enuresis, pediatric muscular torticollis, children with cerebral palsy, children's malnutrition, etc.
8. ENT diseases: pseudo myopia, aphonia, chronic rhinitis, toothache, etc.
9. Exogenous: fever chills, headache, dizziness, and fainting first aid, etc.
10. Heath promotion, Relaxation
11. Emotional disorders: depression, anxiety, etc.
12. For Beauty
You will learn and practice
Practice to improve the strength of hand and how to use the force of the whole body rather than just the muscle force of the hand
15-20 techniques, indications, usage, and combinations
Step by step procedure of treat some common conditions: neck pain, shoulder arthritis, insomnia, diarrhea, tiredness, health promotion, etc.
Dr. Hui Zhang (Ph.D)
Ph.D of Chinese Medicine, Chengdu University of TCM, China Licensed Chinese Medicine Physician and Acupuncturist, China Lecturer of Chengdu University of TCM
Dr. Zhang applies and the combination of diverse needling methods depending on the feature of a condition: acupuncture, arm acupressure, Master Tung’s Acupuncture, balance acupuncture, abdominal needling, pestle needles auricular acupuncture, herbal remedy, herbal moxa, Guasha, cupping, external use of herbal plaster and wine, Guasha, cupping, and herbal medicine, balancing emotion, five phases music therapy, Taichi Quan, Qigong, herbal tea, etc..
He has published over 30 research papers in China and abroad, e.g. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (UK), Chinese Medicine (USA) African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Nigeria), European Journal of Integrative Medicine (Germany), etc.