Chinese Systems of Manipulative Therapy
in Clinical Practice (Chinese Tui Na Therapy)

 

On the average, it takes six months to complete this course. A Certificate of completion is issued to successful candidates. (Cost of certificate: $ 20). No particular background is required to take this course. This is the first time a major correspondence program of this nature has been offered in the Western world. It includes a total of twelve major lessons, with many clinical reports and many hundreds of clear illustrations.

 

  • Lesson 1
    • The techniques of manipulation for treatment of internal diseases and relief of neuralgic pain (1).
    • This lesson outlines the definitions and essentials of the various techniques. It also presents seventeen different variations of manipulation most frequently used in the treatment of twelve categories of diseases and symptoms. More specifically, this lesson consists of the following: techniques of manipulation and their variations; techniques of manipulation in relation to the regions of the human body; treatment of internal diseases and neuralgic pain by manipulative therapy.
  • Lesson 2
    • The techniques of manipulation for treatment of internal diseases and relief of neuralgic pain (2).
    • This lesson is a continuation of lesson 1. It analyzes the clinical use of various techniques in relation to the patient's sex, age, and physical conditions; it also outlines the internal-external applications of the techniques. The diseases treated and the techniques of manipulative therapy applied are further illustrated by many clinical cases, The diseases include the digestive system, depressed liver, dysphagia, hernia, stroke, neuralgic pain, obstruction in blood circulation, and accumulation of metabolic waste products. Toward the end of this lesson, there are discussions on the frequency of manipulative therapy in clinical practice, relationships between manipulative therapy and sex and age, physical conditions of the patient's acupuncture therapy, etc.
  • Lesson 3
    • Classical Chinese techniques of massage for relief of symptoms caused by injuries and internal diseases.
    • This lesson presents eight classical techniques of massage which have been practised in China for centuries. The eight techniques are further divided into two types, yin and yang, to deal with distinct categories of symptoms.
    • The four master techniques of yang are:
      • The master technique of pushing to cause movement;
      • The master technique of dispersing;
      • The master technique of smoothing out;
      • The master technique of knocking-clapping.
    • The four master techniques of yin are:
      • The master technique of reopening;
      • The master technique of tonification;
      • The master technique of kneading-pinching;
      • The master technique of activating the meridians.
  • Lesson 4
    • The technique of manipulation for orthopedic treatment.
    • This lesson presents a set of eight techniques for the treatment of deformities of soft tissues caused by injuries, another set of eight specific techniques for the treatment of after-effects of injuries to the bones, and still another set of eight specific techniques for the treatment of symptoms in relation to the injuries of the joints. Among the techniques discussed are the rising technique, the descending technique, the palmar rubbing technique, the shaking technique, the pulling technique, the bending technique, the squeezing technique, the double squeezing technique, the raising technique, the lowering technique, the quick technique, the slow technique, the light technique, the heavy technique, the opening technique, etc.
  • Lesson 5
    • The techniques of manipulation involving acupuncture points (1)
    • This lesson illustrates the acupuncture points most frequently used in Chinese systems of manipulative therapy. Each acupuncture point presented is accompanied by a description of its anatomical location, therapeutic effects, and the techniques of manipulation to be applied to it.
  • Lesson 6
    • The techniques of manipulation involving acupuncture points (2)
    • In this lesson are three basic techniques of manipulation involving acupuncture points. They include:
      • The technique of sedation;
      • The technique of tonification,
      • The technique of harmony.
    • In addition, this lesson also includes a statistical report on the results of the clinical applications of the techniques discussed. The report covers injuries to the various joints, including twisting injuries, contused injuries, and lacerated injuries. And toward the end of the report, five typical clinical cases are listed, including the symptoms and treatment, as well as the results in each case. Other significant features of this lesson are: manipulative therapy as applied to tender points; some questions regarding manipulative therapy applied to tender points or pressure-painful points.
  • Lesson 7
    • The techniques of manipulation applied to athletes
    • This lesson outlines the specific techniques of manipulation to be applied to athletes, either for relief of tension before the contests or for relief of fatigue after the contests.
    • The contents of this lesson consist of the following:
      • Manipulative therapy applied to overcome tension a few days before the contest;
      • Manipulative therapy applied to overcome tensions immediately before the contest;
      • Manipulative therapy applied to overcome psychological depression of athlete immediately before the contest;
      • Manipulative therapy applied on athletes during intermissions;
      • Manipulative therapy for recovery;
      • Acupuncture points most frequently used in manipulation applied to the athletes.
  • Lesson 8
    • The treatment of symptoms caused by specific injuries (1)
    • This lesson outlines the treatment of symptoms caused by injuries to the head, the neck, the shoulder joints, the arm and elbow, the joint of hand, and the hand. There are seven sections in this lesson; among them are: manipulative therapy applied for producing the effects of relaxing the tendons, activating the meridians, promoting blood and energy circulation, and anaesthetizing and relieving pain; manipulative therapy applied for producing the effects of reducing or relieving muscular spasms; manipulative therapy applied for producing the effects of expanding the narrowing of the sheath.
  • Lesson 9
    • The treatment of symptoms caused by specific injuries (2)
    • This lesson outlines the treatment of symptoms caused by injuries to the spinal column and the back, the lumbar region, the chest and abdomen, the thigh, the knee, the leg, and the ankle joints. There are nine sections in this lesson; among them are the techniques commonly applied to treat light injuries to the neck, the techniques commonly applied to the head-face-neck regions; the techniques commonly applied to the hands and wrist region, the techniques commonly applied to the back regions, the techniques commonly applied to the legs, the techniques commonly applied to the loins, etc.
  • Lesson 10
    • The techniques of manipulation applied to young patients
    • This lesson presents various techniques of manipulation specially developed for application to children, due to the immaturity of their various organs. It also outlines the special techniques of spinal manipulation for the treatment of indigestion, insomnia, gastro-intestinal disorders, and hypertension, etc.
    • Two sections in this lesson: the nine techniques and the points for manipulation on children. The nine techniques include pressing, grinding, pushing, exercise, kneading, finger-needling, palmar embracing, shaking, pinching.
  • Lesson 11
    • Remedial energy exercises
    • This lesson presents a list of remedial energy exercises effective for building up body energy, prevention of disease, and for the treatment of bone fractures, dislocation, indigestion, hypertension, neurasthenia, etc. All the remedial energy exercises have been practiced in China for centuries.
    • This lesson is divided into two parts. Part One deals with functional exercises, which include functional exercises of the neck region, functional exercises of the loins and the back, functional exercises of the shoulders and the elbows, functional exercises of the wrist and hands, functional exercises of the hip, the knee, and the ankle. Part Two deals with energy exercises which include the techniques of energy exercises, rules of energy exercises, indications and contraindications, and measures of precaution.
  • Lesson 12
    • Chinese philosophy of manipulative therapy
    • This lesson presents an excellent summary of the basic theory underlying the clinical practice of Chinese systems of manipulative therapy, regarding the causes of disease, classifications of symptoms, methods of diagnosis, as well as a general knowledge of Chinese physiology. Causes of disease cover external causes and internal causes; and symptoms are classified into deep, superficial, cold, hot, deficiency, excess, yin, and yang. The section on Chinese surface anatomy consists of terms of surface anatomy in Chinese physiology, such as hair on the ends of frontal hairlines, projections on the side of inion, philtrum, mastoid process, perineum, etc., which are important areas in Chinese manipulative therapy.