Tuina methods include the use of over 50 different kinds of hand techniques to massage the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body. It also uses Acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of Qi, as well as a technique called Ligament-Relationship (bone-setting). It is an effective and comprehensive therapy and is regarded alongside Chinese herbs and Qi Gong diet as one of the fundamental arts.
The Chinese Tuina therapy system involves the running of fingers over bloodlines or muscles and provides healing for a wide range of diseases. It is well suited for the treatment of specific musculoskeletal disorders and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems, as well as providing stroke support.