Tui Na is one of the four branches of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). Its use dates back over 2,000 years by Chinese medical practitioners. Tui Na therapy is applied by the hands and can be thought of as a combination of acupressure, conventional massage, and chiropractic therapy. It is used to help regulate energy imbalances in the body, soothe joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, promote circulation of blood and Qi, enhance the immune system, and enhance the normal functioning of the internal organs. It is most commonly used for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, but is also useful as a therapy for other medical conditions. Tui Na can be used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture and/or herbal therapy. Pets respond very well to Tui Na therapy. It is very safe with no known side effects. Tui Na, unlike acupuncture, can be taught to pet owners who wish to continue this effective therapy at home to help hasten the healing process. If you would like to learn how to use Tui Na at home to help your pet feel better, call us today for an appointment.