Auxiliary Modalities: Tuina

Course Description:

An excellent Chinese manual therapy, which uses the TCM theory of the flow of Qi through the channels as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques Tuina establishes a harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to heal itself naturally. Tuina's simplicity and focus is on specific problems, rather than a more generalized treatment.

It is used to treat conditions that in western medicine ordinarily would require a physiotherapist, a chiropractor and an osteopath.Tuina will be learned and practiced, with a special emphasis on the practical aspect. The student will learn how to treat various pathologies by using individually formulated protocols containing a variety of techniques.

Tuina may be applied to treat many disorders from soft tissue injuries to many other kinds of ailments such as rheumatic pain, tiredness, lack of energy and any symptoms caused by stress or emotional problems. Tui Na not only works on the muscles and joints, but also at a deeper level, affecting the flow of vital life energy in the body.

NOTE: This course is only offered as part of the Shiatsu Therapy Diploma Program