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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.
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.