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Tui na

Tui na (推拿, tūi ná), pronounced "tway-nah" and literally meaning "push and grab", is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy that is often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbalism and qigong.

Tui na uses massage and manipulation in conjunction with acupressure and is used for both acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as some other conditions. It is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine. Tui na is taught in acupuncture schools as part of formal training in Oriental medicine, and by many East Asian martial arts schools that teach such techniques to their advanced students for personal and professional use.

See also: Pushing hands, Chin na

Last updated: 05-21-2005 14:04:27