Since 1985 she worked for three years in Tianjin, China as a hospital physician, specializing in Tui Na - medical massage.
Tui Na, or tuina, (in Chinese mandarin pronounced “twee nah”) Also named in English, Tui Na massage, Chinese Medical Massage, Acupressure massage or TCM Massage. Tui Na is one method of Chinese Medicine that has been used in China for thousands of years. It is a hands-on body technique, based on Chinese Medicine theory and further defined as “The ancient healing art of fingers and strength”. In general, it is used for Soft Tissue Conditions and Internal Conditions and for Relaxation. Tui Na has no adverse side effects and could improve your condition in comfort with slight tenderness. In modern China, Tui Na is a standard method of treatment in Chinese Medicine Hospitals.
Soft Tissue Injuries-Pain Relief
Tui Na is similar to western therapeutic massage techniques, but in addition, it targets the meridians (energy channels) and meridian points to improve the Chi (vital energy) and blood circulation which, increases the range of motion and is effective in nerve regulation. Treatment covers a variety of conditions such as chronic and acute pain associated with arthritis, joints, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, lower back, neck, shoulder discomforts and headaches.
Internal Health Conditions
Tui Na can be helpful with many internal conditions as well. It helps restore body functioning of your main organs and digestive system irregularities. Also, it treats women menopausal symptoms, such as night sweats, hot flashes, anxiety, sleep disorder.
“Treat when you are not sick” – Ancient Chinese doctor
Relaxation - Harmony Body & Mind
Chinese Medicine also is preventative medicine. An ancient Chinese Medicine doctor said, you should treat before illness, that is, in keeping the body’s energy in balance, health is maintained. Tui Na is the best method in Chinese Medicine to balance the body. The techniques stimulate the blood circulation through massaging the muscles, meridians and pressuring acupuncture points to harmonize the body, the emotion and spirit, in comfort, without any side effects. Gift Certificate Available.
What to expect during Tui Na
According to the patient’s condition there may be a need to have an assessment made through a Chinese medical examination, checking the pulse, inspecting the tongue and asking questions.
Tui Na can be performed either sitting up in a chair or lying down on a massage table. Often Tui Na is combined with an acupuncture treatment to maximize results and effectiveness.
It can be done over loose-fitting clothing or on bare skin, and therapeutic oils are sometimes used.
Tui Na does not have any adverse side effects, however some patients may see increase in frequency of trips to the bathroom due to the moving nature of the treatment or may feel sleepy following a treatment. Dr. Song’s practice, includes Tui Na within the acupuncture treatment as needed.
Initial Assessment - $50
Half Hour - $75
One Hour - $95
For more information
Please call Dr. Song at 709-579-5799 about the classes.
In 1993, Dr. Song commenced learning Martial Arts with Master Ma, Jie in Tianjin China.
The types of Martial arts learned were Wu-Dang, Xuan-Men Pai Dan Style Chi Gong Tai Chi (Chuan), Sword and Meditation. In1996 Master Ma had accepted her as a private student, this special training, qualified her to be awarded the Certificate to carry on the19th generation CHUAN REN of Wu-Dang Xuan-Men Pai Dan Style Martial Arts.
Dr. Song in St. John's The Telegram on November 9st 1995
Dr Song practices Tai Chi Quan
Dr Song practices Tai Chi Sword
Master Ma, Jie
Grand-master Ma, Jie was the 4th generation on gatekeeper of Wu-Dan Xuan-men Dan tyle and 12th generation on gatekeeper Wu-Dang Tai Chi Chuan and Sword Dan Style.
He was born in September of 1925 to a martial arts family in Tianjin, China. At age of four, he began training in martial arts. When he turned six, He entered into Taoism and became a monk. At the age of eight, he was taken as a disciple of the great Wu-Dan Taoist master Xuan Dan and maned his Taoist's name - Yi Jiong, begain training on Wu-Dang Mountain in Yu Zhen Palace which belonged to the founder of Wu-Dang Martial Arts, Zhang, San-Feng. For over ten years.
1944 Where he was taken as disciple of the famous internal martial arts master Han, Mu-Xian l earned Xingyi quan, Baguazhang and Dian Xue/Dim Mak.1955 Meng, xiao-Feng whom was 11th gatekeeper of Dan pai Wu-Dang style sword taken him as the only one prived student learning for10 year.Years later he become 4th gatekeeper of xuan-Men Pai Wu-Dang Marshal Arts and 12th houskeeper of Dan Pai Wu-Dang style Sword.
Master Ma have taught martial Arts for his whole life. His students are thousands around world.
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. The term taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competitions, and achieving greater longevity. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis. Some training forms of tàijíquán are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movements.
As Tai Chi is practiced in the west today, can perhaps best be thought of as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. There are a number of so- called forms (sometimes also called 'sets') which consist of a sequence of movements. Many of these movements are originally derived from the martial arts (and perhaps even more ancestrally than that, from the natural movements of animals and birds) although the way they are performed in Tai Chi is slowly, softly and gracefully with smooth and even transitions between them.
Please call Dr. Song at 709-579-5799 for the massage services.
Dr. Song in St. John's The Telegram on November 9st 1995