Alan has practiced natural healing therapies professionally for 5 years in Arizona and will be offering Tui Na massage and lymphatic drainage sessions here at Calm Spirit Acupuncture August 4th through Saturday, Sept 4th. Alan’s lymphatic drainage technique utilizes the LymphStar Pro® for immune issues and overall health conditions, as well as for cosmetic purposes, such as reducing facial puffiness and improving skin tone. The Lymph machine has hand held probes placed in various spots on the body to support lymph drainage.
Ask to try both the Tuina and the Lymph drainage to see which you enjoy more.
Appointments are $60 for a 1-hour Tui Na session or for a 1-hour lymphatic session; we have a special if you do an hour of either of these combined with an hour of acupuncture it is $100. The Tui na or Lymphatic drainage are wonderful on their own or in conjunction with acupuncture.
If you are interested in getting in again for Tuina or Lymph drainage work give us a call 303-467-5337
More about What Tui Na is and how to use it for best results:
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes a bodywork modality called “Tui
Na”. Translated into English, it means “push/pull”. Tui Na is based on
Chinese Medicine theory: Channels, Points, Organs, Qi, Blood,
Excess/Deficiency, Exterior/Interior, Yin/Yang, Hot/Cold, etc.
Diagnosis is made using Chinese Medicine diagnostic criteria,
treatment is determined and carried out. Manipulation is then light or
heavy, gentle or forceful, slow or rapid. The point is to bring yin
and yang function of the body back into balance, move qi and blood
through the channels, and improve the circulation of qi and blood
through muscle and bone, thereby helping relieve pain and problems
with the Chinese Medicine organs, network vessels and collaterals.
Tui Na is an external chinese medicine treatment rather than an
internal treatment – like herbs or food, taken by mouth. The effect on
the internal comes from external manipulation – like acupuncture,
cupping, gua sha or moxibustion. And it is applied by a practitoner,
rather than in qi-gong, where the patient does the breathing and
movement themselves to help with healing.
So, in using Chinese Medicine diagnostic techniques, practitioners can
use Tui Na to treat an ailment instead of needles, herbs or moxa, but
it is very commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture. It is
somewhat different from Western style massage techniques which are
based entirely on Western medical theory and manipulating physical
anatomy. Tui Na bodywork is an additional type of healthcare and part
of Traditional Chinese Medicine.