: pronounced (tōō•ē nä) is the Chinese Medicine version of physical therapy. It is a mix between massage, joint manipulation, and acupressure (the applied pressure to acupuncture points). It is particularly good at breaking up scar adhesions and for acute and chronic pain associated with the muscles, joints, and skeletal system. It also helps such conditions as arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms, and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders and chronic conditions such as insomnia, constipation, headaches (including migraines), and the tension associated with stress.
Do I add to Tui na?: hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial art principles to bring the body to balance. It uses rhythmic compression along energy channels of the body, as well as a variety of techniques that manipulate and lubricate the joints.

As with other styles of Asian bodywork, Tui Na is designed to prevent problems, not just correct them. By keeping the body’s energy in balance, health is maintained. This is true for physical health, as well as for mental and emotional well-being as well.