TUI NA － The Ancient Healing Art
Tui Na is an ancient form of Chinese massage therapy, according to unearthed evidence of archaeological studies, Tui Na can be dated back to around 2700 BC.
Tui Na is based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, such as the theory of Yin and Yang, Five Elements, Zang-Fu organs, meridians, qi, blood and body fluids. Among others, the theory of meridians and acupoints are of great importance in Tui Na therapy.
Tui Na covers a wide range of indications and disorders, such as vertigo, common cold, headache, insomnia, cough, asthma, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, constipation, dysmenorrhea and some other illnesses.
Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on meridians and acupoints.
The practice of acupuncture to treat identifiable pathophysiological (disease) conditions in North American was rare until the visit of President Richard M. Nixon to China in 1972. Since that time, there has been an explosion of interest in North America.
Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. The most thoroughly studied mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that relies upon creating a local suction to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing.
One of the earliest documentations of cupping can be found in the work titled A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies, which was written by a Taoist herbalist by the name of Ge Hong and which dates all the way back to 300 AD.
Cupping Therapy improves overall health by removing the energy blockages to enhance the flow of healthy energy or qi. It promotes blood & lymph circulation, detoxification & healing and help relieve muscle tension, ease scar tissue deep within muscles and connective tissues.