Push, lift and squeeze to treat children

Cai Wenjun
TCM treatment that differs from massage is used on young patients who have respiratory diseases, digestive problems or developmental problems such as slow growth.
Cai Wenjun
Shot by Hu Jun and Zhou Shengjie. Edited by Zhong Youyang. Subtitles by Tang Shi and Andy Boreham.

Tuina is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment which is different from massage which is more about fitness. 

Tui means to push, while na means to lift and squeeze.

Tuina can be traced back thousands of years, like fire cupping and acupuncture. 

During dong bing xia zhi, which translates to treating winter diseases in summer, Tuina is used on children,who have respiratory diseases, digestive problems or developmental problems such as slow growth. 

TCM doctors usually combine Tuina with Futie, which refers to herbal medicine applied to the skin at acupoints, for better effects.


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