TuiNA (twee-nah) treats and prevents disease and injury by means of applying therapeutic manipulations to certain points on your body to regulate the physiological and pathological.
Before the existence of mergne medicine, human beings depended solely on herbal medicine and other natural methods to therapeutically treat diseases and preserve health.
Bodywork and massage treat and restore soft tissue by promoting circulation of the blood and functional energies of the organ systems and by relieving stress.
TuiNa literally means “grasp-pull” and includes many forms of traction, manipulations, massage techniques, acupressure, reflexology, assisted stretches, QiGong (chee-gong), and external linaments, compresses, and salves.
Traditionally TuiNa includes chiropractic adjustment. We provide gentler techniques appropriate to our scope of practice.
TuiNa bodywork and massage is but one of many modalities of traditional medicine. This is the only medicine today for which clinical results have been recorded in writing for over 2000 years. The World Health Organization estimates that more people worldwide use acupuncture than any other form of healthcare.
Like acupuncture, TuiNa views you as an energy system in which mind, body and spirit are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. Based on thousands of years of clinical results, it has been scientifically documented that this energy (qi) flows through channels or meridians that flow through you at 6 levels, effecting everything between your exterior (defensive nature; ie. skin, pores, breath) and inner most self (ie. the 5 souls).
As long as this energy flows freely throughout your channels health is maintained. But once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and then pain and illness occur.
Imagine that we have many streams flowing throughout our body that carry our vital substances which include blood, body fluids, nerve signals, heart rate and other energetic life forces know as qi.
Now picture a big boulder sitting in the middle of one of the steams. On one side of the boulder, the vital substances accumulate, whereas, on the other side there is a lack of vital substances.
These blockages come from many different causes. They can be from external pathogens or forces like wind, cold, damp or heat. Most commonly experienced are pathologies such as a cold, flu and allergies. They can also come from internal sources which stem from poor diet, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, and emotional constraints such as anger, fear. shock, sadness, stress, and trauma.
The acupuncture needle basically removes the boulder (blockage) and allows the free flow of vital substances once again. The body is now in balance and harmony. In essence, acupuncture treats the root cause of a disease and not just the symptoms.