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Tuina

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Tuina has been practiced in China for over 2000 years. The techniques can broadly be divided into two styles, yin which is more gentle, meditative and uses breathing and focussing on a specific acupuncture point, channel, organ or area and yang which is dynamic, using physical techniques to get a deeper sensation of de qi and remove blockages or knots in the channels. Unique to tuina are gun (rolling) and yizhichan (one-finger meditation) techniques.

In China, Tuina is often used on patients with musculo-skeletal conditions and can be quite strong, but there are also gentle techniques used in paediatric wards and these are adapted to patients in the west to balance the body and deal with conditions such as stress.

The type of treatment and techniques used will depend upon the individual and their presenting symptoms.

How can Tuina help?

Patients come for Tuina treatment to help with:

  • musculo-skeletal problems - sciatica, frozen shoulder, neck, shoulder & back pain
  • sports injuries tennis elbow, muscle and ligament problems
  • common illnesses - common cold, insomnia, fatigue,
  • stress & emotions - anxiety, insomnia, depression
  • health preservation  - general MOT,  just a little wake up or something to lift the spirits
  • hormonal issues  - menopause, PMT
  • symptoms relating to cancer, Parkinson’s, stroke
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What to expect

The type of treatment and techniques used will depend upon the individual and their presenting symptoms. Initially you will be asked questions about your medical history and symptoms and then asked to lie on the couch.

I will continue diagnosis through observation of the tongue, taking the pulse and palpating of the meridians and musculo-skeletal system. I will select meridians and techniques appropriate to your diagnosis in order to balance the organs and remove blockages in the meridians.

After the treatment you can feel energised or even sleepy, depending upon your presenting symptoms and the selected tuina techniques.

For Tuina massage patients generally remain clothed, so please wear loose clothing.

Treatments

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Treatments

Book Acupuncture or Tuina
in Covent Garden or Waterloo

Classes

Find out about Taiji and Qigong
in Person and Online

WHAT CLIENTS SAY?

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