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Tui Na (推拿)

Tui na
("push and grasp") is traditional Chinese medicine massage for the treatment and prevention of pain and disease.

Tui na removes obstructions in the body's energy pathways to improve and encourage the flow of qi, the body's vital energy. In so doing, tui na improves blood and lymph circulation, helps reduce joint displacement, improves joint flexibility and mobility, promotes healing of muscles, tendons, and ligaments, improves the function of internal organs, regulates the nerves, and improves the exchange of cellular fluids. One of the four main branches of traditional Chinese medicine, tui na (
pronounced "tway nah") dates back to around 2700 BCE., making it the forerunner of most forms of body-work.

Said to be like acupuncture without needles, tui na is inseparable from Chinese medicine theory. It is not enough for the therapist to know the techniques; he or she must first be able to make a proper TCM diagnosis in order to achieve the expected effect of their technique on the patient's health status. Accessible and non-invasive, tui na is quite popular in China, where people queue up in long lines outside hospitals waiting for the tui na department to open. It is often the first choice of treatment for infants and children.

Tui na is generally administered specific to a clinical condition (e.g., neck, shoulder, back, or leg pain or injury). The work can be tailored to be deep and vigorous or more gentle.  Tui na is an excellent modality for treatment of various musculoskeletal syndromes (injured and/or aching back, neck, shoulders, hips and gluteals (e.g., sciatica), joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.). It is therefore well suited for both serious and recreational athletes, martial artists, weekend warriors, desk-jockeys, individuals with repetitive motion syndromes, gamers, musicians and almost anyone who suffers from soft-tissue aches and pains. When clinically indicated, a brief series of treatments may be recommended in order to achieve optimal results.

We often incorporate
sliding cupping into a tui na session. Most patients really enjoy this. After a tui na session, herbal-based topical liniments and/or plasters may be applied for extended relief and to promote healing between sessions.
 
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For
pricing or to schedule a tui na appointment, please contact HealthPoint at 952-767-4910 or complete an online intake form. We will contact you to schedule a session.  


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