To remedy have patient lay down and massage PC-6 with thumbs
Call 911 if necessary
What are contraindications for Tui Na?
Pus filled organisms
Dermatitis, bruises, scalds
Site of bleeding
Pregnant / menstrating women in the abdomen and lumbosacral regions
Syncopy / After strenuous exercise
Which manipulation can achieve an acupuncture effect?
Pressing - "with the finger instead of needle"
can also "treat pain with pain"
What can you tell me about Pressing manipulation?
Involves the deep tissue layers
Can be used on all points of the body
Indications: relieve spasms and pain, revive conciousness, relax muscles and tendons and promoting circulation, relieve arthralgia, remove obstruction in the channels, headache, insomnia, epigastralgia, numbness of limbs, aching, paralysis, etc.
What is the purpose of the "Exercise as the Basic Training of Tui Na"?
1. Improve the health and an overall development of the constitution of the practitioners, including the deveoplment of strength, sensitivity and flexibility.
2. Improve the structural and functional status of the local manipulating parts of the organs
3. Gradually improve and finally unify the adjusting functions of the nerve and endocrine system, the coordination and mutual support between hand manipulation and the internal organs
4. Cultivate zheng qi of the patient or practitioner
5. Prevent the professional injury from Tui Na
6. Help to achieve the seven steps of learning Tui Na
What can you tell me about Rotating Manipulation?
Works on all major moving joints of the body
Lubricates joints, releases adhesions, relax muscles and tendons, relieve spasms, strengthen and renew articular moving ability
What can you tell me about Pinching Manipulation?
Commonly applied to the region bilateral to spine
Promotes digestion, eliminates stagnation, strengthen spleen and stomach to dissipate dampness and promote qi circulation to activate blood
Epigastric distention and fullness, indigestion, anorexia and chronic diarrhea
Which manipulations are used primarily at the end of treatment?
What can you tell me about Hold-Twisting Manipulation?
Primarily applied to small joints of fingers and toes
Lubricates joints, subdue swelling, alleviate pain, relax muscles and tendons to promote blood circulation
Treats aching pain, swelling, invonvenient flexing / stretching, sprains of finger and toe joints
What can you tell me about Wiping Manipulation?
Frequency: 100-120 per minute
Force should be moderate
Mainly applied to: head, face, five sense organs, neck
Revives conciousnes, calms mind, improve vision, alleviate pain, relax muscles and tendons to promote blood circulation
Headaches, dizziness, facial paralysis, myopia, pain and stiffness of neck
What can you tell me about Sweeping Manipulation?
Thumb on Tai Yang Xue (EX-HN 5), the other four fingers "sweep" with the thumb as the pivot points
Calms the Liver Yang, dispel wind and relieve pain, warm meridians and dispel Cold, calm mind, revive conciousness
Headache, vertigo, hypertension, insomnia, poor memory and common cold
What can you tell me about Vibrating Manipulation?
Frequency: 8-12 times per second
Calm vibrations: upper limb keeps steady
Undulating vibration: regular and rhythmic pressing
Applied to all points of the body, esp craniofacial and thoracoabdominal region