What is Tui Na
Tui Na is a part of Chinese medicine, of equal importance to acupuncture and herbal medicine, and it has been used for over 4000 years in China to treat illnesses and to maintain health. Tui na it uses all the same principals and same meridians and points as acupuncture, but uses the hands, fingers and elbows rather than needles.
It has many of the same benefits of acupuncture and can be used in some situations where acupuncture would not be suitable, for example if the patient is nervous of needles or so weak that the powerful effect of needles might be too much for them.
Tui Na is particularly beneficial in cases of acute and chronic injuries, pain management, circulation problems, gynecological health, digestion problems, fatigue. Because Tui na massage can be very relaxing, it is particularly useful to relieve anxiety and stress.
What happens at a consultation?
I will take a full medical history and discuss your individual goals and desired outcomes before carrying out Tui na massage or another requested service that I am qualified to practise – such as naturopathy, Bach Flower Remedies or Tissue Salts. Many of my clients like to combine these approaches for maximum effect. I always take time to explain everything and to ensure my patients are relaxed, happy and calm; answering all questions and ensuring they are completely happy with the service that they receive.