Body manipulation is an external technique that stimulates different points and helps to reinforce the bond.
"This is a technique that you can easily learn and apply yourself on your animal."
Background & History
Tui na or tuina is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbalism.
Tui na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese taoist principles in an effort to bring the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into balance.
The practitioner may brush, knead, roll, press, and rub the areas between each of the joints, known as the eight gates, to attempt to open the body's defensive chi (Wei Qi) and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.
Techniques may be gentle or quite firm. The name comes from two of the actions: tui means "to push" and na means "to lift and squeeze."
The practitioner can then use range of motion, traction, with the stimulation of acupressure points.
These technique aids in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions.
What it can do for your pet...
Besides being able to restore your pet to a more ideal balance, spending some minutes everyday greatly reinforces the bond between you and your animal friend.
Remember that as much as with humans, our pets respond to the intention we put into our hands, for this reason the most important thing is that you take your time to do it and show your friend the love and affection you feel.
Is tuina for your animal?
Tuina along with TCVM in general can benefit all life stages (juvenile, adult, and senior) and a vast variety of conditions. Determining and resolving the underlying reasons for illnesses is one of the aspects of TCVM’s approach that can reduce the cumulative effect of chronic ailments.
Since most pets’ health problems are diagnosed once illness has become very advanced, it’s vital to strive to prevent dis- ease from occurring in the first place.
The preventive approach of TCVM takes into account the constitutional type of each patient, allowing the practitioner to treat conditions even before they manifest themselves.
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