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Chinese medicine
A permutation of acupressure, in which various body parts (fingers, knuckles, thumbs, palms and elbows) and techniques (grasping, penetrating, pulling and rubbing) are used to stimulate acupressure points (acupoints) and effect physical and energetic changes.

Tui-na is used to tone or attenuate energy at acupoints, which are relay stations in meridians and collaterals; tui-na acts on the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and has been used for allergies, asthma, arthritis, back pain, colic in infants, menstrual disorders, rheumatic complaints, sore throat and other conditions.
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tui na

, tui-na, tuina (twā nah) [Chinese tuī ná, poke-pinch]
A traditional method of Chinese massage in which the body is lifted, squeezed, and pushed to improve circulation and enhance disease resistance.
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Brigmon says she experiences tendonitis in her elbow, for example, and a Tui-Na trained massage therapist who treats her begins at her shoulder and works toward the elbow.
New daytime and evening classes will include personal training, boxercise, kickboxing and ladies-only self defence, keep fit, as well as alternative therapies such as reiki and tui-na (Chinese therapeutic massage).
Because we have a spa environment we offer more than just the average massage or wrap with whole body treatments like Indian head massages, Thai and Tui-na massages, and Hopie ear candles."
Grayshott treatments include the Tui-Na face massage (pounds 35) and a seaweed wrap (pounds 50).
Grant turned to tui-na massage, a Chinese form of physiotherapy, when he hurt his back while gardening.