Traditional Chinese tui na, one of the earliest medical treatment methods with a long history tracing back to ancient times, is an important component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This book is compiled with the aim of popularizing tui na modality along with allowing readers to understand and master the fundamental theories, basic techniques, commonly used acupoints and parts, and diagnosis and treatment methods of diseases in a relatively short period of time. The book is a summary of clinical experiences of tui na with practical contents and detailed illustrations, which can be easily appreciated and serve both purposes of the popularization of tui na and advancement in this field. The book introduces 25 common maneuvers including manipulations in children, more than 70 common diseases with diagnostic, treatment, and preventive methods, and some 240 images illustrating acupoints, maneuvers, examination, and treatment methods in order to facilitate study and learning. The formal arrangement totals 14 weeks, with two days of extra content, adding up to one hundred days.
Lastly, the book has appended four indices: Common Tui Na Acupoints and Areas, Common Tui Na Maneuvers, Common Examinations, and Common Applicable Diseases and Symptoms. After completion of the book, readers will be able to understand the main essence in the discipline of tui na and dispel the stereotypical view that tui na can only treat pains and movement disorders. The correct concept should be established so that it can be applied to a variety of diseases in internal medicine, external department, gynecology, and pediatrics in clinical practice. In addition, the readers will have built a solid foundation for a further and more in-depth grasp of the discipline.
Week One: Day One: Brief History of Tui Na; Day Two: Fundamental Knowledge of Tui Na The Effect on Skin Tissues; The Effect on Muscles; Enhance the Recovery of Joint Injuries; Adjust Anatomic Displacement; Improve Blood Circulation; Promote Digestion; Regulate the Nervous System; Improve Mood; Day Three: Twelve Regular Meridians and Eight Extraordinary Vessels; Day Four: Circulation Pathways of the 14 Meridians and Vessels; Day Five: Commonly Used Shu Xue (Acupoints), Part I; Day Six: Commonly Used Shu Xue , Part II; Week Two: Day One: Commonly Used Shu Xue, Part III; Day Two: Physical Examination of the Upper Extremities; Day Three: Physical Examination of the Lower Extremities; Day Four: Examination of the Torso; Day Five: Examination of the Neurological System; Day Six: Anatomy of Normal Bones and Joints Under X-rays; Basic X-Ray Images of Bone and Joint Diseases; Week Three: Day One: Massage for Adults Pressing; Point Pressing (Acupressure); Intense Pressing; Day Two: Rubbing; Kneading; Foulage; Day Three: Twiddling; Pushing; Scrubbing; Day Four: Smearing; Scattering Sweeping; Grasping; Shaking; Day Five: Lateral Striking with Palms Clasped; Pecking; Patting; Plucking; Day Six: Rotating; Back Carrying; Rolling; Week Four: Day One: Headache; Day Two: Hypertension; Day Three: Stomachache; Day Four: Gastroptosis; Day Five: Common Cold; Day Six: Chronic Bronchitis; Week Five: Day One Coronary Heart Disease; Day Two Diarrhea; Day Three Constipation; Day Four Chronic Cholecystitis; Day Five Sequelae of Gastric Surgery; Day Six Polyneuritis; Week Six: Day One: Facial Neuritis; Day Two: Dysmenorrhea; Day Three: Acute Mastitis; Day Four: Shoulder Periarthritis; Day Five: Humeral Epicondylitis; Associated Topic: Radial Head Subluxation; Day Six: Tenosynovitis; Week Seven: Day One: Ganglion Cyst; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Day Two: Ischemic Contracture of the Forearm Muscles; Day Three: Distal Radioulnar Joint Injury; Day Four: Peripheral Nerve Injury; Day Five: Lao Zhen (Acute Stiff neck); Associated Topic: Fomentation; Day Six: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction; Associated Topic: TMJ Dislocation; Week Eight: Day One: Cervical Spondylosis; Day Two: Sudden Hypochondriac Burst Injury; Associated Topic: Thoracic Facet Joint Disorders; Day Three: Acute Lumbar Soft Tissue Injury; Day Four: The Third Lumbar Transverse Process Syndrome; Day Five: Degenerative Lumbar Spondylitis; Day Six: Kidney Deficient Lumbago; Week Nine: Day One Lumbar Disc Herniation; Day Two Ankylosing Spondylitis; Day Three Juvenile Kyphosis; Day Four Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis; Day Five Lumbar Spinal Stenosis; Day Six Osteitis Condensans Ilii; Week Ten: Day One: Developmental Lumbosacral Abnormalities; Day Two: Superior Cluneal Nerve Injury; Catatonia Fascia Lata (Snapping Hip); Day Three: Piriformis Syndrome; Day Four: Suprapatellar Bursa Hematoma; Knee Meniscus Injury; Day Five: Medial Collateral Ligament Injury; Tibial Tubercle Epiphysitis; Day Six: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome; Calcanodynia; Week Eleven: Day One: Rheumatoid Arthritis; Day Two: Hemiplegia (Stroke Sequelae); Day Three: Asthma; Persistent Hiccup; Day Four: Facial An Mo; Day Five: Pediatric Tui Na; Day Six Week Twelve: Day One: Head and Facial Acupoints; Day Two Thoracic and Abdominal Acupoints; Day Three Acupoints of the Back; Day Four Acupoints of the Upper Extremities, Part I; Day Five Acupoints of the Upper Extremities, Part II; Day Six Acupoints of the Lower Extremities; Week Thirteen: Day One Infantile Diarrhea; Day Two Fever; Day Three Bronchial Asthma; Day Four Cough; Day Five Infantile Malnutrition with Accumulation; Day Six Constipation; Rectal Prolapse; Week Fourteen: Day One Nocturia; Urinary Retention; Day Two Infantile Muscular Torticollis; Day Three Scoliosis; Day Four Sequela of Poliomyelitis; Day Five Cerebral Palsy; Day Six Ou TA' (vomiting); Pediatric Tui Na for Health Maintenance.