I am extremely grateful to be working at Healing Cedar Wellness in Port Moody, we have an amazing community, great practitioners, the best clientele, and apparently our customer service rocks because we have won “Best Customer Service” for the 6th time at the annual Spike Awards in the City of Port Moody.
We all need Tui Na! And this is why……
First of all, you are probably wondering what Tui Na is, what it does, and why would we need it?
The literal meaning of “Tui” is pushing and “Na” is holding or lifting. This literal meaning has been extracted from the ancient classics of traditional Chinese medicine in the form of textbooks, by the Yellow Emperor. These books have been a wealth of knowledge for thousands of years and are still used today.
Tui Na is used as a hands on body treatment, to create circulation of energy flowing in the meridians to the muscles. Tui Na is similar to deep tissue massage but also incorporates manipulation and deep pressure applied to Acupuncture points. Tui Na is commonly used for reducing pain associated with muscle and joint disorders. It can also be used to alleviate insomnia, constipation, headaches, respiratory disorders and reproductive disorders.
We know from the tremendous amount of data collected from studies within the last few decades that human touch has been associated with an immune response. Specifically that touch creates a stronger and healthier immune system. Hands on body treatment where human to human contact occurs through touch stimulates the thymus gland to produce white blood cells. The production of white blood cells keeps the human body healthy and functioning optimally.
From my personal experience treating patients, in many cases a person’s body is more accepting of Acupuncture needles if Tui Na is performed first. This may be due to the fact that studies have also proven that our bodies release Oxytocin when we feel touch. The Oxytocin acts as a human bonding hormone and has a positive effect on our stress levels. Meaning that touch has a stress reducing mechanism that affects a person on a hormonal level.
Even the ancient classics by the Yellow Emperor mention that before we perform Acupuncture or prescribe herbal medicine we should attempt Tui Na first. These classics hold essential concepts of Chinese medicine and are considered the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine used in today’s world. As an Acupuncturist myself, the feeling when discussing the classics is that these books are like the bibles of our practice. We could not exist today without the thousands of years of practice and experience that our forefathers have kept alive through tradition.
For these reasons I am definitely a Tui Na enthusiast, who promotes Tui Na as a holistic treatment option in my practice.
~ Jenna Knight
Very excited to announce that one of my articles has been published in the Medicinal Roots Magazine. Would like to Thank you, Medicinal Roots Magazine, very much for picking this article for the magazine :) You have made my day!
This additional certificate helps me to treat a variety of disorders using a Chinese style massage called Tui Na.
Tui Na can be helpful to treat carpal tunnel, tendonitis, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, neck strain, cervical disorders, headache, insomnia, anxiety, depression, IBS, bloating, indigestion, PMS, knee disorders, ankle sprains, upper back pain, and lower back pain. Tui Na can also be used as part of your cosmetic routine to bring better circulation to the head and face.
* Big News * I’m participating in a co-author project with some amazing women! This book will focus on wellness, transformation, and inspiring women :)
Very excited to start my new journey as a wellness writer :)
Expect a book release in 2018!
Today was my first day back in the student clinic at ICTCMV, after a nice summer break. I saw quite a few interesting cases that included diverticulitis, cervical disc compression, insomnia, dizziness, and nausea. I used Acupuncture to help each case with managing symptoms and healing, to promote better quality of life.
I'm very happy to be back in school where I can help people heal while I study :)
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Had the pleasure of travelling to Taiwan for a 2 week Acupuncture internship in the Taipei Tzu Chi Buddhist Hospital. While in Taipei I attended lectures on Acupuncture, Pulse diagnosis, Gynecology, and scalp Acupuncture. I visited the Longshan temple, Shilin night market, the Cixian temple, the Chiang Kai Chek memorial, Di Hua street, the Presidential palace, the Yinggue pottery museum, the Beitou hot springs, the National palace museum, and the magnificent Taroko Gorge in Hua Lien. Extremely grateful for all of the hard work and effort provided by the doctors, residents, interns, and tutors at the hospital who made my visit so amazing.
Attended lectures by Dr. Chen, head of the TCM department.
Attended a lecture by Dr. Huang on how to treat Tendonitis with Tui Na.
Attended a lecture by Dr. Lee, on scalp Acupuncture (YNSA).
Observed bleeding techniques to release stiffness, swelling, and heat.
Attended a lecture by Dr. Hsu, on the theory of Acupuncture.
And participated in the treatment of 140 patients in a 2 week time period.
Leaving for 2 weeks to study in the Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital in Taiwan. Very excited to build more knowledge and gain experience while in Taiwan, so that I can be the best Acupuncturist that I can be :)
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