A form of medical massage, Tui Na, utilizes the same principals of diagnosis as acupuncture, cupping and other therapies. Tui Na translates to pushing and grasping, and refers to the rigorous massage techniques used in this type of Asian bodywork. Using fingers, hands, elbows and knees practitioners stimulate acupuncture points, correct the flow of meridian pathways and activate the circulation of qi and blood in muscles, joints and tissues. By correcting the flow of energy through the body and balancing yin and yang energies, the body improves it’s ability to heal and prevent disease. This approach addresses not only physical but also psycho-emotional health.