Certificate of Excellence in Tui Na
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has passed the test of time and remains today one of the most respected holistic healing modalities. At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), our comprehensive 200-hour Tui Na Asian Bodywork program may be taken to fulfill part of your primary specialty requirements within some of our degree or diploma programs, to enhance your professional status, or simply to further your own personal growth and development.
In this program, you will study the ancient approach of looking at and treating illness and dis-ease in a gentle, holistic way. Since Tui Na does not usually involve applying any oils or using any mechanical devices, it is a clothed modality. As you touch your client’s body, you will learn to assess the distribution of energy and the effect of its flow. Once successfully completed, you will be awarded a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 200 hours of specialization in the field of Tui Na.
* NOTE: Certificates of Excellence are not necessarily designed to serve as stand-alone vocational training and may not prepare you for gainful employment if taken independently of a diploma or degree program.
What Is Tui Na?
Huang Di Nei Jing, (The Classic of Internal Medicine of the Yellow Emperor) one of the ancient Chinese Medicine tests that was completed between the first century BC and the first century C.E. included records of the use of acupressure techniques and how they should be used in the treatment of diseases. Tui Na is style of acupressure that is sometimes called meridian massage. Tui Na uses brushing, grasping, pressing and circular kneading hand techniques along the meridian pathways and over acu-points to create harmony. The Chinese expression that massage is instinct translates well through the hands of a skilled Tui Na practitioner. Tui Na does not use needles or other foreign substance to penetrate the skin.
What Are the Benefits of Tui Na?
Tui Na is designed to prevent problems, not just correct them. By keeping the bodies energy in balance, physical, mental and emotional well-being is maintained. Utilizing the traditional Chinese medical theory of Qi and its flow through the meridians, Tui Na seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals allowing the body to naturally heal itself.
One of Tui Na’s advantages over simple massage is its ability to focus on specific problems, especially chronic pain associated with the muscles joints, and skeletal system. Tui Na does not simply work with the physical aspects of the body; its works with the energy of the body at a deeper level.
Tui Na Classes
- OS 200 – Asian Theory I – 40 Hours / 2.50 credits
- OS 210 – Asian Theory II – 60 Hours / 4.00 credits – Pre-req OC 200
- OS 225 – Tui Na – Asian Assessment – 20 Hours / 0.50 credits – Pre-req OC 200
- OS 240 – Tui Na – Technique & Bodywork – 40 Hours / 1.50 credits – Pre-req OC 252
- OS 252 – Tui Na – Point Location – 20 Hours / 1.00 credits
- OS 260 – Tui Na – Clinic – 20 Hours / 0.50 credits – Pre-req OC 200 & OS 240
Asian Theory I
Students will study the basic principles and theories of Yin/Yang Theory, Five Elements, etiology, qi, blood, body fluids, jing and shen, external pathogenic factors, internal and miscellaneous causes of disease.
Asian Theory II
Students will study the etiology, physiology, functions and the basic clinical patterns with disharmonies associated with qi blood, and the zang-fu organs: heart; liver; lungs; spleen; kidneys; pericardium; stomach; small intestine; large intestine; gallbladder; bladder; and the triple burner.
Tui Na - Asian Assessment
Prerequisite: Asian Theory I or II
Students will study the causes of illnesses according to Traditional Chinese Medicine through sorting diagnostic information using the four examinations, and the eight principles. Tongue and pulse diagnosis will be used to collect the signs of and symptoms of the patients. Students will apply the diagnostic methods to differentiate syndromes.
Tui Na - Technique & Bodywork
Learn the principles of acupuncture and soft tissue manipulation to clear unwanted accumulations, regulate the energy flows, and promote self-healing. The five element theories and the principles of acupuncture and soft tissue manipulation will be used to promote self-healing. Encourage the function of all vital organs to promote optimum health.
Tui Na - Point Location
Students will learn the 12 Meridians of the Chinese Medicine system, palpation skills of the major acupoints, and the flow of the energy will be examined.
Tui Na Clinic
Gain practical experience working on the public in a supervised setting. Practice interview, assessment skills, and your Asian modality with feedback.
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