Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic

81 Davison Ct
Lockport, NY 14094

(716)433-8670

www.cornerstoneveterinaryclinic.com

Tui-Na

Tui-Na is a form of Chinese massage utilizing pressure and rhythmic hand motions at acupuncture points in addition to stretching to relieve discomfort and to address disorders based on Chinese Medical diagnoses. These diagnoses are based on the 5 elements - wood, fire, earth, metal, and water and 12 meridians as well as deficiencies or excesses in Qi, blood, ying, or yang. Ear temperature, characteristics of a patient's tongue as well as their pulses are all considered when making a diagnosis and considering which meridian points will be used for therapy session. 

Tui-na is most commonly used to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and is also useful as a preventative medicine therapy because it promotes balance in the body. It can also be used in conjunction with and to enhance acupuncture. Small animals and exotic species respond well to Tui-na, and it can be administered on animals that will not allow the insertion of acupuncture needles. It is safe and effective with no known side effects. Although veterinarians must receive specialized training in the techniques and applications of Tui-na.