When these points are stimulated, they release tension and increase the bodies circulation of blood and nutrients to bring about the body’s own healing process.
Tuina and acupuncture use the same meridians and points and they are both based in traditional Chinese medicine for its diagnosis: seeing, touching, palpating and questioning. The tongue and pulse are also used to diagnose many of the internal conditions that may present at clinic.
Tuina is a hands on therapy and the practitioner can stimulate many points during a single treatment, dredge many channels/meridians compared to acupuncture as 400 needles may be too excessive for the patient to handle.
Tuina also has the ability to work on the local muscle near the trauma Tuina meaning push and pluck can break down adhesions and scar tissue at the local level to increase the flow of blood and oxygen (chi) to carry away damaged tissue.
One of the many advantages of tuina is that it can be taught to the patient as a remedial therapy to perform daily as a routine to maintain the healing process, encourage blood and oxygen to flow through any damaged area of the body.
My Clinical experience of over 14 years has shown that tuina can be effective in helping relieve, headache, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle pain, strain, cramps, menstrual pain, small joint dislocations, martial art traumatic injuries, dance injuries, vertigo, poor muscle growth when training, problems with the endocrine system, insomnia, stress at work and home, constipation, diarrhoea, bell’s palsy, trigger finger, swollen knee, wry neck, cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, RSI to the joints, muscle ruptures full or partial, stroke, cold hands and feet, sciatic pain, back pain, poor energy, muddy thinking (thoughts not clear) removal of scar tissue, These are some of the more successful cases that I have treated with tuina massage therapy.