Intro To: Tuina
What is Tuina
Tuina (pronounced: Twee-nah) is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine focusing on the treatment of Qi imbalances through massage therapy. It is sometimes described as a combination of Japanese Shiatsu, and acupressure massage. Tuina, along with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, make up the main components of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Tuina means "pushing and grabbing", techniques using a mix of soft tissues massage such as gliding and kneading to resolve Qi blockages and stimulate healing within the body on a deeper, energetic level. Similar to acupuncture, Tuina focuses on the same specific points in the body, but instead of needles they are manually massaged.