Acupuncture For Digestive Health in Asheville, NC

What is Tui na? ( pronounced twee nah) 


Tui na is one of the main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is a form of Chinese medical massage. Tui na uses a variety of techniques including pressing, pulling, kneading, rolling, stretching, and gentle shaking. This system of techniques is designed to decrease pain, aids in speeding healing time, increases range of motion, breaks up scar tissue as well as it increases circulation throughout the entire body.


Techniques are chosen to suit the patient’s chief complaints and can be used alone or after acupuncture treatment. It is done without oils or lotions, over the clothes either lying down or in an upright seated position.

Tui na is a vigorous form of bodywork that can sometimes feel stimulating and at times very relaxing.  The best part about tui na is that it feels good!  It makes one feel good as it helps restore the body’s natural balance.