Module 7 – Tui Na

In this module students will study the associated therapeutic methods of Tui Na, Cupping, and Moxibustion.

Tui Na, meaning to push (Tui) and to grasp (Na), is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy and one of the four main modalities of Chinese medicine. It is one of the oldest forms of medical systems in the world, and is largely used in place of Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, and Chiropractic in China. Tui Na utilises a combination of massage, joint manipulations, assisted stretching and acupressure in order to facilitate the body’s own healing. Guided by Daoist and Chinese medicine concepts, Tui Na can be used to treat both external (musculoskeletal) and internal (non-musculoskeletal) conditions.

By drawing upon Chinese medicine and Martial Arts concepts, this module aims to help and encourage students to develop their own style of Tui Na that is both comfortable and effective.  Students will be given a Certificate in Tui Na after the first year, which will qualify them to practice with insurance.

Module Elements:

  • Introduction, Theory and Principles of Tui Na
  • Positioning (Correct Practitioner Structure and Posture)
  • Body Conditioning (Swings, Strengthening and Yi Jin Jing)
  • Tui Na Techniques (Foundation and Complex Techniques)
  • Abdominal Tui Na (Microsystem Practice)
  • Nei Gong Tui Na (Dependent on Student Skill Attainment)
  • Stages of Treatment (Opening, Treating, Closing/Dispersing)
  • Jing Jin (Sinew Channel Theory, Pathways and Applications)
  • Muscular and Neurological Examinations (Diagnostic Testing)
  • Shenzhan Fa (Assisted Patient Stretching)
  • External Herbal Medicine (Uses, Methods and Functions)