Tui na (Chinese:推拿), whose name come from two of the actions: Tui means "to push" and Na means "to lift and squeeze."
It is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbs, Taichi, and Qigong. Tuina is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial arts principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance.
The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body's defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.
In ancient China, medical therapy was often classified as either "external" or "internal" treatment. Tuina was one of the external methods, thought to be especially suitable for use on the elderly population and on infants.
Today, Tuina is subdivided into specialized treatment for infants, adults, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, sports medicine, etc.
In modern China, many hospitals include Tuina as a standard aspect of treatment. In the West, Tuina is taught as a part of the curriculum at some acupuncture schools.
Open meridians and collateral, promote Qi and Blood circulation, release pain, help right Qi and expel pathogenic Qi, harmonize yin and yang.
Indications: Sprain, dislocation, muscle strain, muscle atrophy, migraine, after the head of headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia, femoral neuralgia, sciatica, back neuralgia, limb and joint pain (including shoulder, elbow, wrist , knee, ankle, finger (toe) joint pain).
Facial palsy, facial muscle spasm, calf cramps; Symptoms caused due to rheumatism, such as the shoulder, muscle pain, back, waist, knee and other portions. And acute or chronic rheumatoid arthritis, joint swelling and joint stiffness bursa embolism. Others such as nervous vomiting, indigestion, habitual constipation, ptosis, chronic gastritis, insomnia, nocturnal emission, dysmenorrhea and other neurosis.
Dr. Zhang Hui from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Dr. Hui Zhang (Ph.D) Ph.D of Chinese Medicine, Chengdu University of TCM, China Licensed Chinese Medicine Physician and Acupuncturist, China Lecturer of Chengdu University of TCM.
Dr. Zhang applies and the combination of diverse needling methods depending on the feature of a condition: acupuncture, arm acupressure, Master Tung’s Acupuncture, balance acupuncture, abdominal needling, pestle needles auricular acupuncture, herbal remedy, herbal moxa, Guasha, cupping, external use of herbal plaster and wine, Guasha, cupping, and herbal medicine, balancing emotion, five phases music therapy, Taichi Quan, Qigong, herbal tea, etc..
He has published over 30 research papers in China and abroad, e.g. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (UK), Chinese Medicine (USA) African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Nigeria), European Journal of Integrative Medicine (Germany), etc.