This book covers basic knowledge of tuina (massage therapy), including detailed explanations of massage methods for common diseases and sub-health conditions. It is a simple, practical family healthcare book, with illustrations of the techniques accompanied by captions, so that readers with zero knowledge can understand and learn. The book can also be used as a reference for professional masseurs. Specific contents include:
• The main principles, preparation work, things to take note of, and commonly used acupoints, offering the sort of comprehensive understanding that is necessary to put tuina into practical use.
• 26 massage manipulations, 53 massage methods for common diseases, ways of locating acupoints accurately, and practical massage techniques, with detailed steps and clear pictures to help beginners learn quickly.
• 12 daily healthcare massage therapies, including techniques for different parts of the body and the various zang-fu (viscera), as well as beauty and slimming.
Just 10 minutes of massage a day can stimulate the body’ s self-healing power, and you will feel its effect on your physical and mental health.
About the Author
Liu Naigang is an attending physician at the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital. He has studied acupuncture and moxibustion acupoints as well as undertaking clinical work for 11 years, focusing on human acupuncture point positioning and dispensing points to dispel diseases.