Tuina is a very important component of Chinese medicine alongside acupuncture and herbal prescription.
However, Tuina can be a complete healing system in
itself as not only does it work on muscle groups, joints, sites of pain
and poor circulation. but it works the same meridians and points used in
acupuncture and employs the same basic theory as Traditional Chinese
Medicine): "Injury or disease causes blockages in the channels of the
body. Blockages cause pain."