Chinese massage: tui na, pediatric, an mo, dian xu and treatment of qi

Chinese massage: tui na, pediatric, an mo, dian xu and treatment of qi
04/02/2015 Margarida Moreira

The Chinese massage is related to a variety of massage therapies related to Traditional Chinese medicine, diet, the herbal medicine, acupuncture and therapeutic exercise.

The Chinese massage techniques are associated with body-mind balance theories, such as qi (chi or ki is recognized as the basic vital energy of the universe), the jing luo (meridians that connect the organs and distribute qi energy, the person the environment and universe, balance the yin and yang theory), the xue (acupuncture points on the body where they can interact more easily with qi) and jin (joints, soft tissues and connective affecting the flow of qi that circulates through the meridians). The essential purpose of the massage is to recover and promote the operation and affluence of qi and blood through techniques such as pressure, vibration, slaps and chiropractic.

The most recognized Chinese massages are tui na (“up and press” technique that uses deep pressure and busy. Recommended for arthritis, sciatica and other sports disorders such as sprains and muscle problems), pediatric (adapted to children under the age of 12 years . children have less physical and emotional barriers, making it more accessible to the therapist qi. Advised for children with asthma, colic, bedwetting, nightmares, tooth eruption, nausea, fever and constipation), an mo (back to health is related to the tui na is however is dispersed throughout the body), dian xu (acupressure works by pressure on specific points to stimulate the influx of qi) and qi treatment (treatment with external qi, qigong masters transmits qi directly to the person).

Massage is the working press and muscles of the body, so it is not a relaxing massage but exercise.


Therapeutic massage related to Traditional Chinese medicine promote the treatment of injuries and disorders of the internal organs, remove bruises, coordinate and balance the nervous system and thus relieve stress, promote blood circulation, increase joint flexibility, benefiting posture , relieving chronic pain and protecting against diseases. Massages also positively affect athletes because it contributes to greater performance and stamina.

Side effects

The person may suffer from muscle pain after the first section, but the discomfort disappears after a few sections.

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