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Tuina

What is Tuina?

Massage therapy in China is very ancient and over millennia it has specialised so much to being part of the hospital general healthcare. Tuina has been practiced for centuries in hospital settings and, while has gained the knowledge of Western medicine has maintained a holistic and natural approach, based on the Classic Chinese Medicine and its principles: the existence of qi, the meridians and acupressure points, the five phases of energy, Yin and Yang.

It uses a lot of manipulations and many of its techniques look like osteopathy, but Tuina includes tools like cupping, moxibustion, guasha. This makes the Tuina a very rich discipline, which can cure physical problems as muscular tensions, postural issues, as well as internal diseases like digestion problems, insomnia, respiratory issues and emotional disorders like anxiety, stress, panic attacks.

I trained in Dublin at INMI of Anthony Monteith who is specialised in Classic Chinese Medicine, even if he knows a lot of TCM. He studied with Chinese doctors and he goes to China regularly to keep himself up to date.

What kind of problems can Tuina solve?

Psychophysical, emotional and energetic problems.

  • Contractures

  • Muscular pains

  • Joint stiffness

  • Digestive problems

  • Sleep disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Blood pressure

  • Accumulation of toxins

  • Depression

  • Breathing problems

 

What is it good for?

  • Relaxes nervous system

  • Fights stress

  • Decreases anxiety

  • Improves night rest

  • Regulates metabolism

  • Increases the immune system

  • Alleviates menstrual disorders

  • Contrasts migraine, back pain and joints and muscle problems

  • Regulates blood pressure and lymph circulation

  • Restores emotional and psychophysical well-being

  • Alleviates amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea disease

 

Under which conditions is Tuina not recommended?

  • Fever

  • Infectious diseases

  • First three months of pregnancy