At some point in our lives, each of us will experience some type of pain, aching, stiffness or discomfort that affects the upper (neck) or low back. In fact its one of the main reasons people seek Chinese Bodywork. Certain people can be predisposed to acute and chronic injures of the spine due to their occupation or lifestyle. If you suffer from back pain whether its occasional or chronic Chinese Bodywork may just provide the relief you need.
There are many positive outcomes from Tui Na, Chinese Bodywork. A few studies have been done on the therapies effect on pain from neck to low back. One study showed that a group of patients with chronic neck pain improved greatly with regular treatments over a period of a few weeks (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol. 24, No. 3). Another showed that people had less back pain when they received Tui Na in conjunction with core exercises (Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Vol. 25, April 2016, P. 45-50).
Because it tends to be more specific and intense than other types of bodywork, Tui Na may not necessarily be used to sedate or relax a patient. The type of bodywork delivered can be quite vigorous at times. In fact, some people may feel sore after their first session. Often times, the effects of treatment are immediate (pain relief, decrease in symptoms, increased energy, flexibility and an ability to function). With other disorders it may take time with results coming more subtly.
Other commonly treated disorders:
Sports injuries, TMJ, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, carpel tunnel, tendinitis, tendinosis, bursitis, sciatica, knee pain. ankle injuries, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia.