Tui Na & Who It Is For? - NATRAHEA 康愈源

Tui Na & Who It Is For?

What is Tui Na?
As one of the four main stanchions of TCM along with acupuncture, qi gong and herbal prescriptions, Tui Na, or therapeutic massage, is based on the same principles as acupuncture that works to restore the body’s qi and natural skeletal structure through a combination of body adjustments and acupressure.

How It Works
A tui na practitioner administers treatment by the use of hands and fingers to apply pressure to acupoints, meridians, muscles and nerves to remove energy blockages and restore energy flow in the body.

During a session, practitioners use oscillating and pressure techniques that vary in force and speed. There are two types of tui na commonly administered, yin and yang. Yin technique is more gentle, passive, and meditative while the yang approach is more active, dynamic, and physical to create intense sensations by stimulating deep blockages and knots.

8 Basic Techniques
– palpating (mo)
– rejoining (jie)
– opposing (duan)
– lifting (ti)
– pressing (an)
– kneading (mo)
– pushing (tui)
– holding (na)

Benefits and application

A tui na session lasts for approximately 30 minutes to an hour. Tui na massage can treat pain and illness, or simply to maintain general health. Tui na is known to be effective in reducing stress, promote relaxation, and deep sleep.

Tui na has proven to be effective in the treatment of the following conditions:

– Chronic pain
– Musculoskeletal conditions
– Stress-related disorders
– Premenstrual syndrome
– Fatigue and insomnia
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Headaches
– Arthritis
– Osteoporosis
– Digestive conditions
– Respiratory conditions


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