Tui na

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Tui na

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  2. 2. Tui na<br />Tsa form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping Chinese herbalism, tai chi, and qigong.<br />
  3. 3. Tuina is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist and martial art principles to bring the body to balance. The principles being balanced are the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press and rub the areas between each of the joints to open the body's defensive chi and get the energy moving in the meridians as well as the muscles.<br />
  4. 4. History<br />Similar techniques date back at least as far as the Shang Dynasty, around 1700 BC. Ancient inscriptions on oracle bones show that massage was used to treat infants and adult digestive conditions.<br />The first reference to this type of external treatment was called "anwu", then the more common name became "anmo". It was subsequently popularized and spread to many other countries such as Korea and Japan.<br />

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