Tui-Na Medical Manipulation Therapy

Tui-Na (pronounced "twee nah") is a form of Chinese manipulation that dates back to 1700 BC. Tui-Na combines rhythmic compression massages, acupressure and body manipulation with application of pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of qi. Removing these blockages restores the balance of qi in the body, leading to improved health and vitality.

Tui-Na can be used to treat chronic joint pain and arthritis, musculoskeletal conditions, spasms and stress-related disorders that affect the digestive and/or respiratory tracts. Since Tui-Na improves and restores the flow of qi, treatment often results in improvements acros the whole body, not just a specific area. Tui-Na is safe and effective, and has no known adverse side effects. Although veterinarians must receive specialized training in the techniques and applications of Tui-na, several Tui-na techniques can be taught to pet owners for home treatments.

Dr. Leas received her training in Veterinary Tui-Na Medical Manipulation Therapy from theChi Institute in Florida.