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Tui Na Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapy

Tui Na is a therapeutic bodywork system that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries.  One of the oldest bodywork healing arts systems in the world, Tui Na’s origin dates back some 500,000 or 600,000 years when it was referred to as Anwu.  During the ancient Dynasties of the Yellow Emperor, Huang Ti (200 B.C.E.), Tui Na was known as Anmo and is mentioned in the oldest Chinese medical text - the Huang Di Nei Jing (The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Canon).  Tui Na received highest honors during the Sui and Tang Dynasties when massage doctors were authorized to teach Tui Na in schools where students received doctoral degrees in massage.
The rapid growth of Tui Na in China created cultural exchange programs, and it began to migrate throughout the world.  In Japan, parts of Tui Na developed into Shiatsu and Amna massage.  Later on, Peter Henrik Ling introduced Tui Na to the Western world and developed Swedish massage.  Practically every modern day massage technique dates back to one of the five schools of Tui Na, be it One Finger Pushing (Yi Zhir Chan Fa), Rolling (Guen Fa), Pointing (Acupressure),  Bone Setting (Chinese Orthopedics), or Remedial Pediatrics.

Tui Na addresses soft tissue imbalances, internal diseases, external issues, structural orientation, pediatrics, reproductive disorders, and pain.  Tui Na can be used to correct gynecological, neurological, and pediatric disorders, as well as imbalances of the five sense organs and internal organs.  Even traumatic injuries can be treated with Tui Na.  Tui Na therapies are used differently on adults, children and the elderly, because of the differences in their constitutions, meridians, and bodies= ability to heal.  The several branches of Tui Na adult, infant, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology, healthcare, rehabilitation, and sports medicine Care capable of addressing the health concerns of all segments of society.

In China, Tui Na has a great reputation for its ability to assist the body in overcoming acute and chronic diseases as well as addressing structural concerns such as Cervical Spondylosis, prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc, Rheumatoid Arthritis and more.  Over the centuries Tui Na has proven to be more than a massage therapy; it is a complete bodywork system that assists the body in correcting all forms of health disorders.   

Tui Na can easily be used in conjunction with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Qi Gong because it uses the same principles as all other Traditional Chinese Medical modalities.  Moxabustion, Cupping, Seven Star or Plum Blossom Cutaneous Needle Technique are also compatible with Tui Na.

There are more than 100 different hand maneuvers that are used in Tui Na to aid the body in preventing or correcting health issues.  During this portion of the program, 24 of the most basic, commonly used maneuvers will be introduced.  These maneuvers stimulate the meridians and acupoints that acupuncturists use to increase or decrease the flow of Qi, blood or fluids in the body.  Each Tui Na maneuver aids in correcting the body’s physiological balance to achieve a healing effect.

The Energy Institute provide Tui Na Training programs including a 3 year certification course, Continuing Education Weekend programs and year long certificate programs.

Our next set of courses

                                                                Weekend Workshop Schedulers

June 12-14 2014
Tui Na  Introduction level I

July 11-13, 2014
Tui Na Advance  Level II

September 12 - 14, 2014
Introduction to Tui Na Seated Stool Therapy

October 24-26, 2014
Tui Na Seated Stool Therapy Level I

The courses provides 24 CEU’s

CEU approval NCBTMB

Register today for the free lecture


Tui Na Student Supervised Clinic

The Students of the present Certification course have developed a student supervised client. The client can be accessed through appointments. Below you can llink to the form and pay the fee through pay pal. As soon as we receive your information you will be able to scheduler your appointment. 

You can call at 301-249-2445


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Root the Dance/Nourish Dancers to Reduce Injuries

During the course of a dancer's or performing artist's career research shows they may suffer from injuries due to stress and/or strain placed on their musculoskeletal system. In some cases injuries have ended a dancer/performing artist's career. Research shows dancers will injury their selves at least once during their career. In many cases when dancers are injured they will continue to perform until they are in severe pain. Research also shows dancers are trained in the technique of dance and not necessarily in injury prevention. It is also shows injuries are occupational.


 In many cases dancers receive care that does not always meet their needs for healing. Without the proper care these injuries result in re-injuries, which could hinder or interrupt their careers. In some cases later in their life the injury can cause dancer/performing artist issue of joint pain, arthritis, musculoskeletal health challenges and/or joint replacements.

Part of the issue is the internal support system dancers/performing artists need is not being addressed and after an injury the body is unable to heal properly. A dancer/performing artist, support system is two-fold, one is the way in which they built their the inner strengthening of their musculoskeletal system and the other is how they nourish the musculoskeletal system with the proper nutrients.


When the musculoskeletal system is built from their inner core energy and nourished properly, dancers/performing artists have the energy, power and endurance to perform without the threat of injury.  However, when the inner core energy and nutrition are lacking the body is unable to perform at its optimum and there is threat of injuries.


Both the inner core energy and nutrition have to be balanced in order to gain the necessary energy, stamina and endurance to maintain a dancers/performing artist’s profession. Many dancers/performing artist’s eating habits lack the nutritional values to support their dancing energy and body needs, causing them not to receive the nutrients necessary to maintain strong bones and muscles resulting in injuries. It has been noted in a study by Tirkala University in Greece that female as well as male dancers have major nutritional deficiencies, which they linked to injuries.

Introduction Classes

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Sai Tai Is a healing art that uses a light touch on points on the body that assist the body in relaesing stroied up and stagnates energy that can be the results of truma, emitional upset, stagned energy and die-ease. Sait Tai allows the body to unwarp the tension, pain and truma that can be stouck in the bones, tissues, muscles and organs of the body. These emotions could have been there for years and are a cause of sickness and ill feeling.

During a session of Sai Tai, the client will find their breath to change and become smoother, the tension that are holding melts away, and the mind will become clear and peaceful. The body will release the stocke energy by involventeer movement of the limb, body and head.

The introductory Sai Tai weekend workshop will provide particiapnts with tools to understand energy, how it enters the body, it's flow in the body and its method of stagnation in the body. The program will guide participants through methods of understanding how to realease this stagnated energy, which organs store what type of energy that create emotions. The weekend will teach who to assist a person in releasing these emotions. It also will teach how to ceneter yourself and understand where your emotions are to reduce the ability of emotional transfer.

Friday night
Introduction to energy and it's flow
How to understand your energy to create a light touch.
What unbalanced energy feels like.

Qi Gong Exercises
How the organs function in their energy feilds
Understanding the human radiation fields
Qi, Parna and pure energy
Where is your center-exercises to determine where your center is
Pointing-Determining the points on the body where the energy is blocked
Pointing-working with points on the body that release stagnaed energy.

Qi Gong Exercises
Pointing- harmonising the body through pointing
Pointing -
Introduction to coaching
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