Tuina is a form of massage used to treat a variety of conditions. It is based on the meridian system of TCM and involves pressing, tapping, and kneading with the hands, knuckles, or elbows to promote qi flow through the body.

Tuina is commonly used to treat chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions and stress-related disorders that affect the digestive and respiratory systems. Tuina is an excellent treatment for neck, shoulder and back pain, as well as sciatica and tennis elbow.

Tuina is more aggressive than traditional Swedish massage and may be used in conjunction with acupuncture, cupping, or moxibustion.

ALETRIS naturopathic physicians use Chinese medicine alone or in combination with naturopathic and other alternative therapies. Call our office to schedule an appointment with an ALETRIS naturopath.