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Pushing manipulation with one finger -- when and what is it used for?
Can be used on any point on any meridian.
Relaxes tendons, activates meridians, regulate wei, eliminate blood stasis and food retention.
Rolling -- when and what it is used for?
suitable for regions of the body with thick muscles.
can treat aching pain caused by pathogenic wind and damp.
can treat numbness, paralysis.
Activates blood, relieves spasm, promotes circulation of blood in fatigues muscles.
Kneading -- when and what is it used for?
Suitable for points all over the body.
Can treat epigastric pain, chest oppression, hypochondrial pain, constipation, diarrhea.
Circular Rubbing -- when and what is it used for?
Typically used on chest, abdomen, and hypochondrial region.
Regulates stomach Qi and promotes digestion.
To and Fro Rubbing -- when and what is it used for?
AKA "scrubbing"
activates blood and elimininates blood stasis.
Pushing -- when and what is it used for?
increases muscular excitement, relaxes tendons, activates meridians
Palm Twisting -- when and what is it used for?
Most commonly used on the limbs as an ending to a tui na treatment.
Coordinates Qi and blood, relaxes tendons and dredges meridians.
Wiping -- when and what is it used for?
Commonly applied to the head, face and nape.
Treats dizziness, headache, neck stiffness/pain. Tranquilizing. Improves eyesight.
vibrating -- when and what is it used for?
Can be used as palm or finger vibrating.
Eliminates stasis to resolve swelling. Regulates function of stomach and intestines.
Pressing -- when and what is it used for?
Finger or palm.
Suitable for all points on the body.
Relaxes muscles, removes obstruction, activates blood flow to relieve pain.
Sweeping - when and what is it used for?
GB meridian at temples and behind ears.
Calms liver yang, dispel wind, warms meridian.
Treats headache, vertigo, hypertension, insomnia.
Plucking -- when and what is it used for?
Using thumb and fingertips, pluck tendons.
Relaxes tendons, loosen spasm and adhesion.
Often used on shoulders for Bi syndrome.
Gripping - when and what is it used for?
Commonly used on areas with thick muscle.
Dispels wind and cold, dredges meridian, induce resuscitation.
Chopping -- when and what is it used for?
Between fingers for resuscitation.
Treat disharmony of qi and blood, palpitations, depression, insomnia, chest oppression.
Digital pressing - when and what is it used for?
Thumb or index/middle fingers, or knuckle.
Suitable for points all over the body.
Dispel winds cold, calm rebellious stomach qi, ease the mind.
Scraping -- when and what is it used for?
Similar to Gua Sha but with finger instead of an instrument. Dispels wind and cold, diaphoresis, relieves the surface and eliminates summer damp. Good for common cold, summer heat, vomiting, and poor appetite.
Grasping -- when and what is it used for?
Often applied to neck, shoulders and limbs. Dispels wind and cold, stops pain, relaxes tendons.
Finger-twisting -- when and what is it used for?
Used on the fingers. Relaxes tendons and lubricates joints. Treats swelling and stiffness of interphalengeal joints.
Patting -- when and what is it used for?
With a cupped palm, applied to shoulders, back, lower limbs, and buttocks. Treats rheumatic pain, bi syndrome, spasm. Relaxes tendons, moves qi and blood.
Percussing -- when and what is it used for?
Can use dorsal side of fist, palmar base, ulnar side of hand or fingertips. Can treat headache, rheumatic pain, spasm. Regulates Qi and Blood.
Rotating -- when and what is it used for?
Passive circular movement of a joint. Lubricates joints and improves their function.
Back-Carrying -- when and what is it used for?
Hyperextends lumbar vertebrae and lumbar extensor muscles. Treats lumbar pain, sprain and protrusion of intervertebral disc.
Pulling -- when and what is it used for?
Pulling with force in one or opposite directions with both hands. Replaces and reduces displaced anatomic sites.
Traction -- when and what is it used for?
Even and sustained exertion of force to pull and extend a joint. Has the effect of reduction of sprained joints, tendons and muscles.