Originating in the Shang Dynasty around 1700 B.C., Tuina is the second branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is traditionally used in conjunction with herbal medicine and acupuncture, but is a complete healing system in itself. Tuina works on muscle groups, joints, pain sites, circulation,and the same meridians and points used in acupuncture. I practice a modern, northern California style of tuina, passed down by Master Tsuei and Brian O'Dea. It incorporates rhythmic compression, range of motion, and acupressure to bring your body back into balance.