~~~~~ Your feet are complicated creatures and when they hurt…well, have you ever heard the term “my dogs are barking”? That idiom, which I will explain later because the story is that good, means that your feet are making noise. Painful feet let you know when they aren’t happy, don’t they? So let’s see what … Continue reading Happy Feet: What Tui Na Can Do For Your Aching Soles
~~~ “One of the best things about Facebook is how I’ve made friends world-over. This is my friend Omar, who is in London. He has a fascinating history–he is a scholar, an historian, and a tui na practitioner with the most beautiful grandmother (an Egyptian lady with a history of her own that is like … Continue reading Tui Na in London Upon Reflection in Austin, Texas: A Conversation Between Friends
~~~~ For most people in the West, acupuncture treatment with needles is probably Chinese medicine’s most well-known and widely practiced export. A less widely familiar traditional Chinese healing modality is tui na (“pushing” and “grasping”, respectively). This is a manual therapy that is, at first glance, akin to massage. But to categorize this art … Continue reading What is Tui Na?