What is Chinese TuiNa Massage?

TuiNa massage is a body massage technique that originated in ancient China, and it’s part of traditional Chinese medicine, along with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, etc. From the principle of Chinese medicine, the imbalances of Qi (the body’s energy) can cause blockages and generate symptoms such as pain and other illness. TuiNa massage adjusts the flow of Qi to help the body balance and recover, which shares the same principles as acupuncture.

What are the benefits of TuiNa Massage?

There are a lot of benefits from TuiNa massage therapy. This technique can treat illnesses, including pain, and promotes healthy lactation. It is also effective in relieving stress and depression, relaxing the body, improving sleep, and improving the quality of life. For example, some cancer patients have anxiety and insomnia problems, and Tuina can relieve their symptoms.

TuiNa massage

Conditions that TuiNa massage can treat:

  • Headaches
  • Neck, Back, Shoulder, Leg, Foot Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Fatigue and Insomnia
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stress
  • Digestive Conditions
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Sprained Ankle

How does TuiNa massage work at ACA?

Our doctors will diagnose patients’ situations and recommend the best TuiNa massage treatment plan for the patient at the initial consultation appointment. During each massage session, therapists use fingers to apply pressure to stimulate specific acupoints under the guidance of the doctors. In some situations, our doctor will recommend doing the massage combined with acupuncture to achieve the best results.

TuiNa Massage Question and Answers

Q: Is TuiNa massage painful?

A: TuiNa massage at ACA is safe and is well-tolerated. We will choose massage techniques according to the needs and conditions of patients. In most cases, our patients do not feel pain, but for some conditions, patients may feel pain because we will increase the intensity of the massage on purpose to achieve the best results. However, we do not recommend that people with fractures or open wounds do it.

Q: How long for a TuiNa massage session?

A: Tui Na massage sessions usually last 30 to 120 minutes, depending on your treatment plan or patients’ needs.

Q: How often should people do TuiNa massage?

A: The doctors at ACA will make the best-customized treatment plan for TuiNa massage for patients. Depending on the situation of patients, some patients may need high frequency to do it in a month while some need low frequency.

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