Tui Na is the practice of manipulating and encouraging the flow of energy along channels within the body, while focusing on specific problems related to muscles, joints and the skeletal system. Tui Na focuses on stimulating problem areas on the body through direct contact from a Tui Na practitioner. A combination of massage, traction, manipulation including pushing and rolling, and acupressure, make up the practice of Tui Na. Tui Na is used to not only correct problems, but also to prevent them.
The practice has a track record of success for dealing with joint pain, such as arthritis, but also a wider range of benefits which includes treating insomnia, muscle pain and stress-induced bodily tensions.
Tui Na is documented to have side effects, however they are all positive. A common example of this, for example, is a patient being treated for chronic back pain who is likewise relieved of constipation or other unrelated problems.
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