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There are several types of

Traditional Chinese Therapy.

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“Traditional Chinese Massage”

Two    types    of    traditional    Chinese    massage    exist    -    Tui    Na        which focuses   on   pushing,   stretching   and   kneading   the   muscle   and   Zhi   Ya which   focuses   on   pinching   and   pressing   at   acupressure   points.   Both are   based   on   principles   from   Traditional   Chinese   Medicine.   Though   in the    Western    countries    Tui    Na    is    viewed    as    massage,    it    is    not. Massage    of    Chinese    Medicine    is    known    as    Anmo,    which    is    the foundation of Japan's Anma. Tui   Na   is   Chinese   Medicine's   Physio-Therapy.   Utilized   for   medical purposes   instead   of   relaxation,   Tui   Na   works   to   correct   the   patient's problems,   from   musculoskeletal   conditions,   to   diseases,   cancers   and even minor and major headaches. Within    the    foundation    of    Tui    Na,    Traditional    Chinese    Medicine principles     are     followed,     from     Meridian     Applications     to     Herbal Formulas,    Qigong    Therapy    and    heated    herbal    application    (Moxa). Technique applications such as friction and vibration are used as well.

Acupressure.

Acupoints   used   in   treatment   may   or   may   not   be   in   the   same   area   of the   body   as   the   targeted   symptom.   The   traditional   Chinese   medicine (TCM)   theory   for   the   selection   of   such   points   and   their   effectiveness   is that   they   work   by   stimulating   the   meridian   system   to   bring   about   relief by   rebalancing   yin,   yang   and   qi   (also   spelled   "chi").   This   theory   is based on the paradigm of TCM. Many   East   Asian   martial   arts   also   make   extensive   study   and   use   of acupressure   for   self-defense   and   health   purposes,   (chin   na,   tui   na). The   points   or   combinations   of   points   are   said   to   be   used   to   manipulate or   incapacitate   an   opponent.   Also,   martial   artists   regularly   massage their   own   acupressure   points   in   routines   to   remove   blockages   from their   own   meridians,   claiming   to   thereby   enhance   their   circulation   and flexibility and keeping the points "soft" or less vulnerable to an attack.  

Massage, Acupuncture, acupressure, cupping,

moxybustion, Tuina, Tui Na, Chinese, Traditional

Chinese Medicine, Zhuang, Physiotherapy, Qi,chi, Chinese Tea, Herbal medicine, Holistic, Anmo, Anima,