Positive Health Magazine – Issue 126 – August 2006
Chinese Healthcare by Maria Mercati
The name Traditional Chinese Medicine is often abbreviated to TCM. It includes not only the more familiar Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and Diet but also Tui Na – the less publicized hands-on therapy which is a complex medical massage and manipulation for adults and children as well Qigong and Taichi – healing exercises.
Positive Health magazine Issue 17 January 1997
Tuina: A complete holistic healing system from China by Maria Mercati
Tuina is derived from the Chinese words “Tui” – to push and “Na” – to grasp, two techniques fundamental to traditional Chinese medical massage and manipulation. In present day China, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is main stream, existing alongside Western medicine and providing for many of the health needs of its massive 1.3 billion plus population.
Positive Health magazine Issue 14 – August 1996
Thai Massage by Maria Mercati
The origins of Thai massage remain obscured in the mists of time. It is modern compared with Tuina (Chinese) and Ayurvedic (Indian) massage which date back over 4000 years but has nevertheless been practised in more or less its present form for over 1000 years.