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Acupressure and Tui Na Info

Acupressure and Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)

Chinese Medical Massage (Tui Na) and Acupressure are modalities of manual tissue manipulation to return the body into homeostasis or balance. The practitioner uses massage and acupressure to address the imbalance and appropriately nourish, drain, tonify, or sedate and bring balance to the patient.

The Chinese believe that pain is caused by blockage of energy (qi) and/or blood. Because Chinese Massage (Tui Na) incorporates various techniques and pattern recognition, it is able to target therapeutic differences for each individual case.

Acupressure is a way to enjoy the benefi ts of acupuncture without needles. Although acupuncture is always encouraged, acupressure is an effective and non-invasive alternative for ages one to 100.

This approach to healing has been utilized for over 2,500 years and continues to be successful across hospitals and centers all over the world.

Treatment for:

Musculo-skeletal

  • Tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, TMJ, sciatica, low back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia

Gynecological

  • Menstrual irregularity, endometriosis, PMS, infertility, menopausal syndrome

Psycho-emotional & Neurological

  • Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraine, post-stroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus, intercostals neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia

Gastrointestinal

  • Food allergies, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, colitis

Respiratory

  • Colds & flus, bronchitis, asthma, allergies, emphysema

Ear, Nose & Throat

  • Toothaches, earaches, sinusitis, rhinitis

Circulatory

  • Hypertension, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, angina pectoris

Urogenital

  • Cystitis, stress incontinence, prostatitis, neurogenic bladder, prostatic hypertrophy

Who needs it?

People with any of the above conditions

How often should you get it?

The number of treatments required depends on the duration, severity, and nature of the health problem. A single treatment can produce remarkable results, but may have to be followed with herbal formulas or additional treatments.

After your massage:

Stay hydrated
Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol for 24 hours
Avoid overly strenuous exercise for 24 hours

As always, it’s important to allow your body time to rest and heal from within!