Tui-Na uses the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques Tui-Na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body naturally heals itself.
The major focus of application is upon specific pain sites, acupressure points, energy meridians, and muscles and joints. Sessions last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The client usually feels relaxed but energized by the treatment.
An Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been in use for over 2,000 years
Tui-Na has a variety of different systems that emphasize particular aspects of these therapeutic principles. The rolling method which emphasizes soft tissue techniques and specializes in joint injuries and muscle sprains, the one finger pushing method which emphasizes techniques for acupressure and the treatment of internal diseases, and the bone setting method which emphasizes manipulation methods to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships and specializes in joint injuries and nerve pain.
Regulating Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang are a pair of concepts in the ancient Chinese philosophy, representing respectively
— "exposure to the sun" and "facing the opposite direction of the sun" —
Tui-Na treatment follows the principle of Yin and Yang so as to get them in relative balance by useing manipulations and stimulation.
Tui-Na is well suited for the treatment of many disorders. The major benefits from Tui-Na include improvement of the circulatory system, flexibility to the muscular system, relieving pain and enhancing body's energy, regulating the nervous system functions, increasing the functions of immune system, improving quality of sleep, and relief of stress, depression, anxiety and irritation.