Tuina is an Ancient healing art that employs the use of the hands to press on key points on the surface of the body to stimulate the body’s own natural healing process. When these points are stimulated, they release tension and increase the bodies circulation of blood and nutrients to bring about the body’s own healing process. Tuina and acupuncture use the same meridians and points and they are both based in traditional Chinese medicine for its diagnosis: seeing, touching, palpating and questioning. The tongue and pulse are also used to diagnose many of the internal conditions that may present at clinic. Tuina is a hands on therapy and the practitioner can stimulate many points during a single treatment, dredge many channels/meridians compared to acupuncture as 400 needles may be too excessive for the patient to handle.