Tui na pronounced twee naa, literally means to push and grasp. Tui na or acupressure is a massage style based on the principals of Chinese medicine.
Tui na was developed around the concept of “qi” or internal energy.
Central to this idea, is that proper function of the qi mechanism is the source of health and, conversely, disharmony of the qi is the root of all disease.
“Tuina” can help restore harmony to the “qi” in the same manner as acupuncture or herbal medicines.
“There are no illnesses, apart from stagnation.
There are no cures, apart from circulation.”
Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine)