Tuina (pronounced “twee-nah”) is a form of clinical Asian bodywork that originated over 2000 years ago and is deeply rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tuina affects muscles and fascia while influencing the energetics of Qi in the meridians. Pain usually indicates a blockage in meridians which obstructs the flow of Qi throughout … Continue reading Tuina

Bonghan Channels in Acupuncture

By David Milbradt, LAc As a practicing acupuncturist, I find that I continually wonder how a few well-placed needles can have such transformative results in my patients. Over the past 10 years I have read explanations that vary from the vague and mystical idea that the needles move qi in the meridians to scientific explanations where … Continue reading Bonghan Channels in Acupuncture


Massage/Bodywork is an integral part of recovery and balance in any workout program. It increases circulation in muscles and joints to help relieve inflammation, stagnant body fluids and metabolic waste, which in turn helps to speed up recovery and creates a positive state of mind. Bodywork also helps to resolve postural imbalances such as tight … Continue reading Recovery

Stretching East to West

In the Orient, exercises are traditionally done for longevity & health. They include stretches that strengthen particular organs by helping the flow of Ki (Japanese word for Qi) in the body. Ki can be used generally to describe the flow of blood, oxygen & nutrients though muscles as well as energy in meridians. Meridians are … Continue reading Stretching East to West


Common forms of Asian Bodywork that are utilized today in the US include Chinese Tui Na , Japanese Shiatsu , Chinese Anmo, and various derivatives known as reflexology.