What is Tui Na?

Tui Na is a method of Chinese bodywork characterized by smooth gliding or rolling movements of the hands and arms. Through Tui (push) and Na (grasp), kneading, pressing, rolling, shaking, and stretching of the body, acupoints are opened and qi (pronounced 'chee') flow is realigned in the musculo-tendon meridians. Tui Na techniques are used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal and internal organ disorders by opening stagnant meridian channels and encouraging the flow of qi into deficient areas. Tui Na utilizes traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory in assessing energetic and functional disorders. The use of external herbal medicines and therapeutic exercise is also included.

Source: American Association for Bodywork Therapies of Asia

NCCAOM - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine