Hello everyone,

If you would like to attend the Tuina CPPD Zoom meeting, please email me, Dkara_stresstherapies@hotmail.co.uk,so I can register and send you the zoom link.

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday, 17th July.

Dhanu Kara




HHN TUINA CPPD Zoom Meeting – Sat 17th July 2021 – 10.30 -12.30pm

Tuina – Organised by Holistic Healing Network, UK & hosted by Sam Ma (see Bio below)


What is Tuina 

Chinese massage therapy (Tui Na, push and grab 推拿) has been practiced for over two thousand years, originating in the Shang Dynasty, around 1700 B.C. This massage therapy is a form of acupressure massage and is one of the 5 main integral parts of traditional Chinese medicine and they are

  • Acupuncture with moxibustion,
  • Tui Ni, Scrapping (Gua sha), cupping
  • Herbalism
  • Nutrient
  • Tai chi (or other internal martial arts) and qigong

Tui na is a hands-on body treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles. Techniques including brush, knead, roll, press, and rub on the areas between joints, known as “eight gates”, allowing the energy flow through smoothly in the meridians and the muscles. Techniques may vary from gentle to firm depending on the recipient’s constitution.

Tui means “push” and Na means “grab or lift .” Practitioners can use a wild range of movement with any part of their bodies to perform treatment including fingers, wrist, elbows, shoulders, knees, and feet to stimulate acupuncture points along the meridian, energy or Qi pathway, or muscle group to reduce blockage and tensions both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions such as improving blood circulation, soothing anxiety, and depression and boosting immunity for conditions like headache, migraines, constipation or diarrhea, respiratory and digestion.

In Chinese medical therapy, they are classified as either “external” or “internal” treatment. Tui Na was one of the external methods, it is extremely beneficial especially for use on the elderly population and on infants.

In modern days, many Chinese hospitals include Tui Na as part of a standard treatment protocol, with specialisation for infants, adults, orthopedics, traumatology, cosmetology (facial rejuvenation), rehabilitation, and sports medicine.


Sam Ma BSc LicAc, has been living in England for over 40. Sam is a Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist, Health Qigong and Taijiquan instructor and judge. In the past, he has been a member of the British Royal Air Force.

Sam started his martial arts journey since the age of 10 on Chinese, Japanese and Korean styles. He studies Taijiquan and Health Qigong with masters Tary Yip and Faye Yip whose father is the famous professor Li Deyn who is retired from Beijing university.

Sam has been coaching Qigong and Taijiquan competitors to become gold, silver and bronze medalists in both national and international competitions. He also frequently holds teaching workshops and seminars on Chinese Medicine to bring awareness to self-health management.



Sam Ma

TCM Acupuncturist

BSc(Hons) DipLAc LicAc MAcuSo MFHT 

Confederation of Chinese Business UK – Sports Division Vice President

Deyin Institute Taiji Instructor 

British Health Qigong Association Qigong Instructor

British Council Chinese Martial Arts Judge 

International Health Qigong Judge

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