Tui Na is a manual bodywork technique similar to massage that utilizes Chinese channel theory as well as ideas of supplementing, draining, and harmonizing to promote the smooth flow of Qi. As a complement to acupuncture, I combine Tui Na methods with Western thoughts on anatomy, physiology, and orthopedic injury to manually target areas where injuries and tension have created stagnation and pain. Whenever possible, I will teach you self-massage or tui na techniques to promote well-being in between treatments.
Tui Na has a lot in common with chiropractic bodywork. Some people believe that chiropractic was introduced to America with the Chinese workers building the western section of the Transcontinental Railroad. Although there is some debate about that, I do know it works and that’s what matters, right?