What is the difference between Tui Na and Acupressure?
“Tui Na is not acupressure, though acupressure is one of the Tui Na therapeutic techniques.” by Maria Mercati. Acupressure as taught in the West involves gentle static pressure applied to acupoints.
“Tui Na uses pressure with movement to focus on the meridians as well as the acupoints.”
Each acupoint is kneaded 50-300 times depending upon the nature of the condition.
Tui Na has a vast repetoire of vigorous pressure movement techniques that promote Qi (intrinsic energy) flow and balance.