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Tui-na Massage(by Registered Acupuncturist)

Do you know that you can get a Tui-na Massage(or needless treatment) instead of acupuncture


Do you know that when you get acupuncture treatment or Chinese Medicine treatment, you can actually get a Tui-na massage instead?


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), treatments are often tailored to the individual's specific needs and preferences. This means that acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Tui Na massage can often be used interchangeably, depending on the patient's condition and their comfort level with each modality.


So if you have acupuncture insurance covered, and you don’t like needles, you still can get treatment, a massage or a needless treatment. It still can help with your different disorders or conditions.

Tui Na (pronounced "twee nah") is a form of Chinese therapeutic massage that has been used for thousands of years to promote healing, relaxation, and overall well-being. It is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and shares its roots with acupuncture and herbal medicine. The term "Tui Na" translates to "push" and "grasp," which describes the fundamental techniques used in this massage therapy.

Here are some key aspects of Tui Na massage:

  1. Techniques: Tui Na involves a variety of hand techniques, including pressing, kneading, rolling, and grasping, to massage and manipulate the body's soft tissues, muscles, and meridians (energy pathways). The therapist may also use their elbows, fists, and even their feet to apply pressure.

  2. Acupressure Points: Tui Na often focuses on specific acupressure points to balance the body's energy flow, or Qi (pronounced "chee"). By stimulating these points, Tui Na aims to promote the body's natural ability to heal itself and restore balance.

  3. Meridian Work: Practitioners of Tui Na often follow the pathways of the body's meridians, working to release blockages and promote the flow of Qi and blood. This is similar in principle to acupuncture but with manual manipulation rather than needles.

  4. Conditions Treated: Tui Na is used to treat a wide range of physical and emotional conditions, including musculoskeletal pain, stress, digestive disorders, and more. It is often used in conjunction with other TCM therapies to address the root causes of various health issues.

  5. Customization: Tui Na sessions can be tailored to the individual's specific needs and concerns. The therapist will assess the client's condition and apply techniques accordingly.

  6. Clothing: Unlike many Western massage techniques that require disrobing and the use of oils, Tui Na is typically performed with the client fully clothed. Loose, comfortable clothing is often recommended to allow for ease of movement during the session.

  7. Benefits: Tui Na massage can offer numerous benefits, including pain relief, improved circulation, relaxation, and increased energy. It is also believed to help balance the body's Yin and Yang energies.

  8. Safety: Tui Na should be performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. It is generally considered safe, but as with any therapeutic technique, there are potential contraindications and precautions to consider, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

If you are interested in receiving Tui Na massage, it's essential to seek out a qualified practitioner who has experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tui Na techniques. They can provide a personalized assessment and treatment plan to address your specific needs.

This service can be included in acupuncture services. For people scared of needles, but still want to benefit from the meridian lines and points. Also depends on your insurance policy as well, the treatment may need to be with some acupuncture treatment as well. so any remaining time will include acupuncture. (if an appointment only consisted of tui-na, regarding insurance coverage, this would be specific to the individual plan and policy that the patient is covered by. Better to verify with the insurance providers as to whether they cover these services before you book them services)

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