What is Tui Na?
Tui na is a form of manual therapy, relatively new to the west but whose roots are based in ancient China, contemporary with the origins of Acupuncture.
Historically in clinical practice Tui Na was the Chinese equivalent of what we in west would refer to as Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and other manual therapies including certain types of massage.
As part of the theory of Chinese medicine Tui Na is considered as one of the main branches of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Tui Na and dietary therapy to which some also include practices such as Tai Chi or Qi Gong). As such Tui Na can be used in conjunction to acupuncture or herbal medicine but also as a standalone intervention, depending on patient’s needs and condition.
Tui Na is an invaluable tool for practitioners of Chinese medicine used for a wide number of conditions and works particularly efficiently on musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain, knee pain, tennis elbow or simply as a relaxing massage.
Based on the same system of meridians as acupuncture Tui Na is the perfect complement to any treatment and as a comfortable treatment involving no needles Tui Na works well as an alternative to acupuncture in a certain number of conditions.
Tui Na is very versatile and just like the rest of the Chinese medical theory it is merely a set of techniques and theories that are tailored to each individual needs to reach maximum effect. If you think Tui Na can help you or simply want more information feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to offer any advice.