Cady Elredy, L.Ac.
Acupuncture and massage share much of the same origins and concepts. Both use pressure points to alleviate stress and encourage natural body healing. One can think of both interventions acting on pressure points in a different way. While massage acts to increase local muscular blood flow and stimulate native pressure points more generally, acupuncture works on pressure points more directly and in an enhanced manner.
Naturally, the art of Tui Na massage has long been incorporated in acupuncture training because mechanistically, they are very similar. It is thought that by combining these two interventions, one will maximize the body’s response to the treatments. Once you undergo a Tui Na treatment, you will appreciate the difference to a typical massage, as the technique involves acupressure methodology to massage the muscles and tendons to directly affect the flow of qi at different acupressure points of the body, thus facilitating the healing process. Practicing tui na came naturally to me because a huge part of being a capable acupuncture practitioner is knowing when to incorporate tui na into your treatment plan; and tui na was taught to me extensively throughout my training to become an acupuncturist.
I look forward to meeting you! If you have questions about Tui Na Massage, please contact me at (630) 686-2626 ext. 104 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also happy to answer any questions you may have about acupuncture. There is a lot of information over on the Meridian Peak Acupuncture site as well at: www.meridianpeakacupuncture.com
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• Tui Na Massage Therapy – 60 Minutes