The Chinese acupressure (Tui Na)
Tui Na was developed over 2,000 years ago and has been very popular for centuries. The Chinese call this therapeutic bodywork Tui Na.
Tui Na works with muscles and the vital energy (Qi) in the body, which flows through channels called meridians. By smoothing the muscles, stimulating, or subduing the energy in the body, our doctors can help to bring the patient’s body back into balance. Because the Tui Na system is based on the same meridian points as acupuncture, the Tui Na is often called "acupuncture without needles." We use this technique extensively in our clinic to treat physical injuries, sport injuries, and other chronic conditions.
Popular styles of Tui Na practiced today are the rolling, one-finger methods and other. Here we are only mentioning two methods.
Rolling Method: This style was developed in Shanghai (our hometown) and is used for joint and soft tissue problems, as well as insomnia, migraines, and high blood pressure.
One-Finger method: This style is similar to shiatsu; practitioners push points along the meridians with the tip of the thumb or finger. This method is often used for chronic and internal problems, pediatrics and gynecological problems.
The Tui Na regulates the nervous system so that the vital energy (Qi) flows properly, enhances blood circulation, and flushes metabolic waste out of the body. The Tui Na is both comfortable and effective.