Tui-na is Chinese manual therapy used for preventing and treating disease. Tui-na practitioners use various manipulations applied to acupuncture points and meridians; or apply special limb-stretching movements to prevent and treat diseases. Tui-na can regulate meridians, soothe joints and sinews, promote circulation of Qi and Blood, promote balance, and strengthen the immune system.
These techniques of manual therapy have been successfully used for treatment of :
- musculoskeletal conditions
- disc problems
- peripheral nerve paralysis
- Wei syndrome (wasting and general weakness
- internal diseases
Both geriatric and pediatric patients are perfect candidates for Tui-na therapy. Tui-na overlaps two very useful bodywork systems currently becoming part of mainstream modern Western medicine: massage therapy and chiropractic.