Robert Ogarek strives to help you achieve whole-body health and balance through his use of several different techniques. While his primary focus is acupuncture, he has found that the most successful treatment comes from combining acupuncture with complementary treatments. Tui na is a complementary modality that helps yield amazing results. Tui na is a form of Chinese massage therapy used to pinpoint specific areas that require additional massage and stimulation after acupuncture. It can help improve healing and increase circulation to problem areas. Tui na has been instrumental in helping many of our patients discover balance, harmony, and experience full healing.
At Lotus Studio Acupuncture, we help you achieve health and balance of the whole body. We can combine acupuncture, tui na, and other treatments to ensure that you are functioning and feeling your best. To discuss how Tui na can benefit you, please contact us today at 303-882-6169. We are thrilled to help those seeking Tui na treatments in Denver, Arvada, and the Wheat Ridge areas.
Tui na is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that helps to target very specific areas of the body that require deeper treatment, massage, and stimulation. Through the use of light and non-painful pinching and pulling technique, our acupuncturist helps to stimulate specific targets on your body to encourage healthy blood and energy flow there. Through acupuncture, our goal is to bring your body’s energy flows into harmony and balance. Acupuncture works on nerve centers of the body and can be targeted to help alleviate stress, swelling, and pressure or to remedy pain, discomfort, and organ malfunctions.
When combined with acupuncture, tui na becomes a way for our acupuncturist to hone in on your specific needs and ensure that you’re treated as thoroughly as possible. By balancing your energy meridians and then further treating problem areas with tui na, you will find yourself relaxed, calmed, and feeling your best.
Tui na focuses on specific problem areas where there may be an energy blockage causing acute or chronic pain in relation to the muscles, joints, or skeletal system. One of the goals of this modality is to maintain an overall balance between one's mental and physical wellbeing. Many people find that with Tui na they are able to avoid pharmaceutical drugs and their adverse side effects, while still finding a significant amount of relief from their symptoms.
Tui na has been known to help with a variety of the following conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Low back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Stress relief
- Digestive disorders
- Respiratory issues
Tui na does have some similarities to Western massage modalities and is intended to be both relaxing and invigorating. The sessions last between thirty minutes to an hour and use some similar techniques such a kneading, rolling, and gliding. However, they are different for a few reasons. Someone who receives Tui na will be fully clothed. Massage oils are typically only used on the neck, feet, and hands, rather than the entire body.
Perhaps the most significant difference between Tui na and other massage is the ability to go deeper than the muscles, joints, and bones to affect the body on a deeper level. Tui na practitioners intend on affecting the energy flow and distribution during each session. In China, it is a standard type of treatment used in hospitals and clinics to treat specific ailments and promote overall wellness. Tui na is also often performed in conjunction with other traditional Chinese medicine therapies such as acupuncture or cupping, leading to better results than a Western massage alone.