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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tui Na in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
Tui Na is a therapeutic form of bodywork rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It involves various massage and manual manipulation techniques to promote the flow of Qi (energy) and address imbalances in the body.
How does Tui Na differ from other types of massage therapy?
Tui Na is distinct from Western-style massage in that it follows TCM principles. It targets specific acupressure points and meridians to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and restore balance.
What conditions can Tui Na treat?

Tui Na can address a wide range of conditions, including musculoskeletal issues, pain management, stress-related disorders, and various internal organ imbalances. It is often used for both therapeutic and preventive purposes.

Is Tui Na painful or uncomfortable?
Tui Na can involve some pressure and manipulation, but it is generally not painful. The practitioner will adjust the intensity based on your comfort level and needs, ensuring a soothing and effective treatment.
How long does a typical Tui Na session last?
The duration of a Tui Na session can vary but typically lasts between 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the practitioner's recommendations and your specific requirements. Oftentimes, Tui Na is part of a treatment plan that also includes other elements of TCM such as acupuncture and cupping.
How often should I receive Tui Na treatments?
The frequency of Tui Na treatments depends on your condition and goals. For acute issues, more frequent sessions may be recommended, while chronic conditions may require ongoing maintenance.
Is Tui Na safe for everyone?

Tui Na is generally safe for most people, including children and the elderly. However, it’s essential to consult with a qualified Tui Na practitioner to ensure the treatment is suitable for your specific health circumstances.

Can Tui Na be used in conjunction with other TCM therapies, like acupuncture or cupping and moxa?

Yes, Tui Na can complement other TCM therapies. Integrating these modalities  can provide a comprehensive approach to addressing health concerns and promoting wellness.

Are there any side effects of Tui Na?
Tui Na is a low-risk therapy with minimal side effects. Some individuals may experience temporary soreness or fatigue after a session, but these effects are usually mild and short-lived.
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