Tui-Na (pronounded duane na) is one of the four main branches of traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine and “Chi-Gong”.
The history of Tui-Na is a long one. Archaeological study suggests that Tui-Na was first practiced over 3,000 years ago.
The Tui-Na practitioner must have a thorough understanding of the rationale of traditional Chinese medicine in order to make a diagnosis according to its principles.
Tui-Na aims to open “Chi” (pronounced chee) circulation in the body, by working on the channels and acupuncture points through which “Chi” and blood flow.
“Chi” is the underlying means by which the Tui-Na practitioner achieves results.
“Chi” is often referred to as the “Vital Energy” or “Life Force” – the primary motive force of all activities of life. The Chinese written character for “Chi” can also be interperted to mean “breath”.
Tui-Na is an effective method of relieving pain of various kinds, from internal disorders, muscle and bone ailments. Tui-Na is a highly effective treatment for the following disorders:
- Hip Pain (Chronic Pelvic Disorder)
- Sciatic Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Neck & Back Pain
- Common Cold
- Painful Periods
- Pain Management
If you didn’t have good results from chiropractics or physical therapy, try Tui-Na.