Tui-na is often used along with acupuncture to help enhance the overall treatment outcome. Tui-na can help provide pain relief for areas of local soreness and stagnation.
You may be given Tui-na “homework” by your veterinary acupuncturist so you can continue treatment at home or at the barn in between scheduled appointments.
Tui-na is well tolerated and enjoyed by most patients, large and small.
WHAT IS TUI-NA (CHINESE MEDICAL MASSAGE)?
Tui-na is a form of Chinese Medical massage that has been used for over 2000 years. It uses the same theory of energetic "channels" or "meridians" as acupuncture.
It involves the stimulation of acupuncture points and channels together with stretching and manipulation of limbs via different techniques. By restoring balance, Tui-na supports the body's natural functions to combat excess or deficient conditions as needed. It keeps the Qi and blood moving freely, strengthens tendons/ligaments and muscles, promotes normal function, and eliminates fatigue.
Tui Na is often used in conjunction with acupuncture and other modalities. The massage techniques are very helpful in musculoskeletal conditions, especially if chronic.
HOW DOES TUI-NA AFFECT QI?
In Chinese medicine, Qi is collectively referred to as the vital energies of the body. Qi and Blood stagnation (lack of movement) can result in pain, stiffness, emotional stress, anger, frustration, depression, various organ diseases, and masses.
Through many types of body manipulation, Tui-na seeks to move Qi and/or Blood to relieve pain. Since excess emotions and life stresses can also affect Qi flow, one can achieve emotional and physical balance and provide rest and relaxation for the patient by restoring the free flow of Qi.
Tui-na is often used along with acupuncture or chiropractic treatment to help enhance the overall treatment outcome. Tui-na can help adjustments hold better, as well as provide pain relief for areas of local soreness/stagnation. Tui-na homework may be given by your veterinary acupuncturist so you can continue treatment at home or at the barn in between scheduled appointments. Tui-na is well tolerated and enjoyed by most patients, large and small.