asian bodywork and tuina

Rebecca Brown L Ac is a certified practitioner of Tuina with the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia

Her certification was completed following a three year apprenticeship in Zheng Gu Tui na and Shiatsu with Robert Canty of Running Brook Shiatsu and Cambridge Shiatsu, who practices and teaches in Northampton and Cambridge, MA

Zheng Gu Tui Na is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy. It’s origins stretch back almost 5000 years. Tui Na, meaning “lift and grasp”, is a part of Classical Chinese Medicine along with Acupuncture, Herbology, and Qi-Gong. Traditionally Tui Na practitioners were called “bone setters” because of their remarkable ability to realign the structural system through the use of a variety of hand techniques, manipulations,and mobilizations. Tui Na is used to treat the entire body and can be effective in the treatment of both psychological and physiological concerns. Tui Na treats current medical issues but it is just as effective as a form of preventive medicine.

Common conditions treated:

  • musculoskeletal pain
  • arthritis
  • post surgical pain or decreased range of motion
  • following sprain, strain, or fracture to improve circulation and healing
  • headaches
  • temporomandibular joint disfunction (TMJ)
  • repetitive stress injury
  • whiplash
  • plantar fascitis
  • compressed vertebrae
  • spinal stenosis
  • frozen shoulder
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints)
  • sciatica