Author: Sarah PritchardPublisher: New Age BooksYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 144ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178221225
Chinese massage therapy has been practised for over 4,000 years. In China, where it is called Tui Na, it is still one of the most popular forms of treatment for a wide range of complaints.Safe, holistic and effective, Tui Na is a unique blend of hands-on massage technique with the principles of Chinese medicine. The Chinese Massage Manual includes everything you need to start practicing on your friends and family. Follow the clear step-by-step instructions, refer to the theory charts and you will find he power of Chinese medicine at your fingertips!Apply the healing power of Chinese medicine, but without herbal remedies or invasive acupuncture.Master 20 specialized massage techniques.Locate over 50 points to treat specific problemsCombine massage with Qi Gong for maximum energy and well-being.Follow step-by-step treatment for colds, headaches, insomnia, sciatica, and more.Learn easily with clear photographs, simple-to-use diagrams and charts.SARAH PRITCHARD is one of the first Westerners to practise Chinese massage. She trained at the London School of Chinese Clinical Massage Therapy and in 1994 was awarded a Certificate of Clinical Practice from the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), china. Sarah now runs her own thriving Tui Na practice in London.
FOREWORDINTRODUCTIONPART ONE The TheoryYing Yang TheoryFive Elements TheoryVital SubstancesInternal OrgansCauses of DiseaseEight Guiding PrinciplesMaking a DiagnosisMeridiansFinding Points58 Key PointsMoving OnPART TWOThe TechniquesWhat You Will NeedQi GongGun Fa rollingYi Zhi Chan Tui Fa one-finger meditationRou Fa kneadingMo Fa round rubbingNa Fa graspingCuo Fa rub rollingCa Fa scrubbingAn Fa PressingYa Fa suppressingTui Fa pushingMa Fa wipingJi Fa ChoppingZhen Fa VibratingDou Fa ShakingYao Fa rotatingBan Shen Fa pullig stretchingAn rou Fa revolvingPia Fa knockingChe Fa squeezing tweakingNian Fa holding twistingRelated TechniquesApplying What You Have LearnedPART THREETreating Common AilmentsCommon ColdsHeadacheInsomniaPainful PeriodsDiarrhoeaConstipationEpigastric PainBi SyndromeTennis ElbowStiff NeckLow Back PainSciaticaCONCLUSIONRESOURCESINDEXACKNOWLEDGEMENT