It is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine and is among the oldest healing practices in the world.  By stimulating specific acupuncture points, it corrects imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians.

Energy Work

By working with these energy fields, practitioners believe that they can promote harmony and balance for their clients, addressing specific medical conditions in addition to easing emotional distress.


Practitioners promote it as a way to help people to relax and cope with issues such as stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression.

Tui Na

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 (wei) chi and get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.