Tui Na is the ancient healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with acupuncture and herbal medicine. The name Tui Na means to push (Tui) and grasp (Na) and conveys the vigorous nature of this hands on healing system. It not only works on the muscles and joints, but also at a deeper level affecting the flow of energy called qi (pronounced chee). In the body, qi flows through channels, called meridians, and supplies nourishment to all the organs, tissues, and the mind. Tui Na applies pressure to the meridians and to specific points on these meridians. This affects the flow of qi so that it moves freely and evenly throughout the body. The distribution of qi within your body has profound effects on all aspects of your wellbeing: emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual.