WHAT IS PAEDIATRIC TUINA?
Paediatric Tuina (baby massage) is designed for children 0-9 years old to stimulate specific acupoints for treating and/or preventing paediatric diseases. Paediatric Tuina combines massage, acupressure and other forms of body manipulation; it works by applying pressure to acupoints, meridians, and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow or circulation of qi and blood. In addition, it contributes to the growth and development of children’s brains.
What Are The Benefits Of Paediatric Tuina?
1. Improve immunity – Paediatric Tuina increases resistance to diseases. By treating the acupoints along the meridians, the qi and blood flow of the child are adjusted to the preferred level. Achieving this balance is essential to overall well-being, it also reduces the likelihood of disease progression.
2. Relieve pain and discomfort – Children suffering from pain and discomfort can benefit from Paediatric Tuina. It has a reflective effect on the child’s related organs, namely the lungs, kidneys, liver, heart, and spleen, achieving the desired therapeutic effect.
3. Promote overall wellness – Acupoints and meridians are proven to maintain proper “Qi” and “Blood” (qi and blood) circulation in the human body. These acupoints and meridians also have an important role to play in regulating the “Yin” and “Yang” energy in our bodies.
Thus, massaging these acupoints along the corresponding meridian lines improves the immune system of the child while regulating the “qi”, “blood”, “Ying” and “Yang” components of the child’s body as a whole to promote overall wellness.
What Conditions Can Be Treated with Paediatric Tuina?
Paediatric Tuina has been found to have powerful effects on respiratory, digestive and other conditions such as:
- Stiff Neck
What Should I Expect During The Treatment?
During your child’s exam, your child’s medical history, including any physical traumas, medications, surgeries in the past, and lifestyle will be examined.
Children’s massage generally begins at the head, and then moves on to the upper limbs, chest, abdomen, back, and finally the lower limbs.
A typical session lasts about 20 minutes, depending on the techniques used and the duration of each point. Depending on your child’s age, physical condition, and illness type, the length of treatment may vary.