Note: Due to Covid-19 pandemic, out of precaution we are not doing Tuina bodywork at this time because of the prolonged contact needed between patient and practitioner. We recommend cupping as an alternative to Tuina. Thank you for your understanding.
How Can Tuina Bodywork Therapy Help Me (in conjunction with acupuncture)?
Tuina bodywork is a very powerful and therapeutic modality used at Lakewood Community Acupuncture before an acupuncture session to warm up the channels and energy of the body and make the acupuncture treatment more effective. The patient leaves clothing on for the treatment and the acupuncturist works along the meridians of the body through compressions, rolling, plucking, rocking and kneading (similar to shiatsu). You will be treated in a communal room with other patients. Patients receive bodywork the first ten minutes of the session to stimulate certain meridians and points. Then acupuncture is administered and patients are left to rest an additional 20-50 minutes with the needles in place.
What is Tuina Bodywork?
Tuina Bodywork Therapy is a traditional Chinese bodywork modality that is its own unique bodywork system dating back thousands of years, from which many modern massage and chiropractic techniques stem from. Despite some similarities to western massage, the intent of Tuina Bodywork Therapy is more specifically therapeutic and incorporates theories and diagnosis techniques found in Chinese medicine in conjunction with modern anatomy and physiology. Occasionally, liniments and oils are used to increase blood circulation and healing, as well as other therapies like cupping and guasha.
Tuina tends to be a vigorous, deep tissue therapeutic bodywork. Techniques include: gliding (effleurage), kneading (petrissage), percussion (tapotement), friction, pulling, rotation, rocking, vibration, rolling and shaking. These techniques are performed for approximately ten minutes, prior to an acupuncture treatment while the patient is fully clothed.
Cost for Tuina Bodywork Therapy
note: Tuina is only offered with acupunture as an add-on
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