Tuina is a Chinese medical therapy that consists of manipulations applied to the body for the purpose of preventing or curing diseases. The meaning of tuina is to "push" and "grasp". Tuina is a Chinese massage technique that uses pressing, rubbing, kneading, and pinching to bring your body back into balance. The practitioner massages acupuncture points and energy channels to promote healthy Qi flow and organ function. This technique is applied to the channels, collaterals, and points of the acupuncture system. Manipulating the body with these methods locally promotes blood accumulation and removes blood stasis.