(twee-nah) Chinese massage that uses kneading, pressing, rolling, shaking, and stretching of the body. Tui na is thought to regulate qi (vital energy) and blood flow, and improve the function of tendons, bones, and joints.
tweenah] The healing massage of China that uses a method of applying strokes to acupoints. A kind of external manipulation employing over a dozen different techniques such as stroking, kneading, rubbing, pressing, knocking, and vibrating, including many of those techniques used in Shiatsu and acupressure massage. Tuina is often used as an alternative to acupuncture. It is based on general TCM theories, including the use of channels and points. Tuina is excellent for both tonifying (strengthening the body's resistance) as well as eliminating pathogenic factors.