Chinese massage Tui Na An Mo- Chinese food and natural health

Chinese massage for natural health

Chinese massage 

TUI NA massage is a Chinese specificity that takes into account the meridians and acupuncture points of the body, it is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TUI NA is a word meaning push (TUI – 推) and type (NA – 拿) techniques and maneuvers, or scatter “energy blockages” or stimulate or tone “energy.” It would act on reflex areas to tone and stimulate the body and mind. Its objective is to circulate and balance energies.

The Chinese massage TuiNa was created around 1300 BC. AD in central China, in the ancient capital of China, in Luoyang (Henan).

Traditional theory

According to Chinese tradition, the living, and here especially the man, is an organization resulting from the combination of material – material or physical body – yīn of nature and energy – which animates matter – nature yáng. The balance between these two components determines health status. The disruption of this balance are responsible for the disease. The energy flows along particular lines called meridians, and from these meridians, spreads throughout the body to infuse its principle vitalizing (yáng) to all constituents of the organism. She has a certain correspondence with the blood, which itself flows through conduits (vessels) and spreads throughout the body to irrigate his yīn principle. The balance of the human body should always be evaluated relative to that of its environment, and cycles that go rhythm of evolution, cycles with which he must remain in harmony and whose material correspondences (five elements) will be used to mark the acupuncturist to establish its diagnosis and treatment, based on subtle rules that originated in Taoism.

The energy (Qi) is movement and its originator disturbance will impair movement: blocking. The blocked energy in a region of the material body accumulates upstream of the blockage, while the downstream regions of blocking will be in energy deficit. In the presence of a disease condition described, we try to make a diagnosis by searching the levels at which energy is blocked, and “governor”. The meridians are therefore the ways in which the organization receives this energy, which can be nutrient intake, providing information (including external funds) but also gateways to certain diseases.

The six energy

The six climatic energies denote wind, heat, warmth, drought, cold and moisture. According Shuowen Jiezi dictionary from the Han dynasty, the six energies are the expression of the dynamic transformation Yin and Yang in Heaven.

They are: Taé Yang (Tai Yang), Chao Yang (Shao Yang), Yang Ming, Taé Yin (Tai Yin) Chao Yin (Shao Yin) Tsiué Yin (Jue Yin) . They correspond to a particular climate.

Eight psychoviscérales Entities (BenShen)

The five Chinese elements and their relationships

The Benshen are closely linked with the five elements and organs Wood – Liver (Hun); Fire – Heart (Shen); Earth – Rate (Yi); Metal -Poumon (Po); Water -Rein (Zhi); These five entities represent fundamental phases of the Shen (mind):

Shen is the set of mental activities that reside in the heart. Shen also refers to specific mental activities of the heart. This concept refers among others to consciousness, memory, thought, and sleep.

Po is the equivalent of Yin Hun.  Po puts in place the material basis of life, particularly during pregnancy, where part of the Po of the mother is “transferred” to her child. This concept refers among other things to the feelings, sensations, instinct, breathing.

Hun is equivalent Yang Po. In French, it is referred to as ethereal soul. The Hun survives the body at death and then returns to the subtle and immaterial energy state. It is attributed among others to the ability to give meaning to his life, the ability to make decisions in accordance with its “me” deep.

Yi could be translated as “thought.” It is that which encodes and decodes what we assimilate in our lives. Yi is particularly sought in studies, effort, concentration or memory.

Zhi could be translated as “the will.” It allows perseverance, motivation. Zhi allows a commitment to action, to persist in time. It also allows to use the language of Yi, and apply it to everyday life.

The basic movements of the tui-na Chinese massage

The movements are traditionally used: tui1 推, na2 拿, an4 按, mo2 摩, qia1 掐, gun3 滾, yao2 搖, rou2 揉, cuo1 搓

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