Tui Na is the oldest known system of massage, originating in China around 2300 B.C., and considered one of the five major therapies of the time. Tui Na has remained an organized and systematically developed system of massage since that time, and is currently taught as a separate, but equal field of study in the major traditional Chinese medical colleges. Tui Na doctors receive the same demanding training as acupuncturists and herbalists and enjoy the same level of professional respect.
The art of Tui Na uses the Traditional Chinese Medical theory of channels and collaterals (meridians or pathways) and the flow of the Qi energy as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques, Tui Na seeks to establish a more harmonious Qi energy through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to naturally heal itself. Tui Na methods include the use of hand and arm techniques to massage the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body, stimulation of acupressure points to directly affect the flow of Qi energy, and manipulation techniques to realign the musculo-skeletal and ligamentous relationships (bone setting). External herbal poultices, compresses, liniments and salves are also used to enhance the other therapeutic methods.
Tui Na's simplicity and focus upon specific problems, rather than a more generalized treatment, makes it both an excellent alternative and/or extension of Swedish-style massage. By utilizing treatments of shorter duration, it can be used in a variety of settings, including home, office, clinic or hospital. It is well suited for both the professional massage therapist or the active, health conscious individual. Tui Na massage has proven over the centuries that it is an effective therapeutic tool while its theory and accomplishments are well documented.
Learn To Treat The Hip, Knee, Lower Leg, Ankle & Foot - Sprains, Strains, Pain & More.
Tuina Methods For
Hip Sprain / Strain
Lower Leg Pain
Hand Techniques To Effect Changes In The Balance Of Qi.
Qi Gong Exercises For Strengthening The Body Included.
Run Time 55 Minutes
Format DVD, Region 0 - Plays Worldwide.
* Please Note That This Video Was Filmed In The VHS Tape Format Originally, And Then Converted To DVD. While The Footage Is Excellent, There Are Qualities Of VHS Tape Filming That Are Present, Particularly If There Is Any Fast Movement. This DVD Is 100% Viewable.
About Bill Helm / Taoist Sanctuary
Bill Helm, O.B.T., A.O.B.T.A Certified Instructor, Taoist Priest
Bill has been studying martial and healing arts since 1965. He specializes in Tuina, Taijiquan, Qi Gong and Herbal Medicine. Bill has studied in China at the Shanghai College of Medicine and the Beijing Olympic Training Center, and in the United States with Taoist Master Share K. Lew and Dr. Yu Da Fang, having shared his knowledge through teaching Tuina since 1978. He is the Dean of Allied Arts at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Director of the Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego. Bill also teaches classes at Mueller College of Massage and IPSB.