Tui na

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Tui na
Chinese推拿
Hanyu Pinyintuī ná
Literal meaningPush and grasp[1]
 
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Tui na
Chinese推拿
Hanyu Pinyintuī ná
Literal meaningPush and grasp[1]

Tui na or tuina pronounced (tōō·ē nä)[2] (Chinese: [citation needed] or ; pinyin: tuī ná), is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbalism, t'ai chi, and qigong.[3] Tui na 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.[3] The practitioner can then use range of motion, traction, and massage, with the stimulation of acupressure points. These techniques are claimed to aid in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.[4] Tui na is an integral part of TCM and is taught in TCM schools as part of formal training in Oriental medicine.[citation needed] Many East Asian martial arts schools also teach Tui na to their advanced students for the treatment and management of injury and pain due to training. As with many other traditional Chinese medical practices, there are several different schools with greater or smaller differences in their approach to the discipline. It is related also to Chinese massage or anma ().

Manipulative and body-based methods - edit
NCCAM classifications
  1. Alternative Medical Systems
  2. Mind-Body Intervention
  3. Biologically Based Therapy
  1. Biologically Based Massage Heights
  2. Manipulative Methods
  3. Energy Therapy
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In ancient China, medical therapy was often classified as either "external" or "internal" treatment. Tui na was considered[by whom?] to be one of the external methods, thought to be especially suitable for use on the elderly population and on infants. Today, Tui na is subdivided into specialized treatment for infants, adults, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, rehabilitation, sports medicine, etc.[citation needed]

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References

  1. ^ "Tui Na MTCP". Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. http://www.acchs.edu/programs/tui-na-mtcp/. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Google books search results
  3. ^ a b "Tui na". Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. 2007. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/tui+na. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Orthodox Tui-Na Treatment". The World Tui-Na Association. http://www.tui-na.com/tuina.html. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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