Tui Na is one of the most powerful modalities in Chinese Medicine, known for consistently producing clinical results. Traditional Tui Na, and its associated Zheng Gu techniques, are a unique hands-on therapy through which one intuitively perceives and connects with the underlying principles of Chinese medicine. Traditional Tui Na contains 26 “hand methods”, each of which creates different mechanical and energetic signatures whose action occurs at a specific depth and produces different effects inside the body. Traditional Tui Na contains Zheng Gu (“Correct the Bone”) methods which realign and restore integrity to the joints and soft tissue. These techniques are seamlessly integrated into treatment principles and protocols. Students also learn Qi Gong and Nei Gong practices that enhance body mechanics, so that Tui Na methods can be performed effectively and effortlessly.
The Traditional Tui Na Series is offered as a package of 4 weekend seminars. Upon completion students receive a Traditional Tui Na Practitioner Certificate.
February 16-17, 2019
March 16-17, 2019
May 11-12, 2019
September 7-8, 2019
TIMES: All weekend seminars are 2 days. Saturdays 10am-6pm, Sundays 9am-5pm. Classes start promptly, please arrive 15 minutes early.
TTN 1: Essential Principles & The Back Protocol
TTN 1: Essential Principles & The Back Protocol lays the groundwork for future classes while simultaneously improving clinical effectiveness in many areas. Students learn a hands-on Tui Na sequence which teaches the basic hand techniques, proper body mechanics and builds the foundation for a wide variety of treatments. The core of this class is the “Back Protocol”, which develops an integrated approach to diagnosis and treatment which inculcates correct clinical procedures from the start. 15 basic hand methods are integrated into the Back Protocol. Students will learn the Qi Gong Body strengthening exercises of Shaolin Nei Gong, which aid the practitioner in performing Tui Na correctly and with maximum effectiveness.
TTN 2: Treating the Back and Lower Limb
TTN 2: Treating the Back and Lower Limb continues where TTN1 left off by presenting a global approach to treating problems of the low back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Additional hand techniques are added and more advanced Zheng Gu techniques for the back, sacro-iliac joints, hip, knee and ankle will also be explored in detail. Students will learn to modify a basic lower limb protocol to treat different conditions, such as sacroiliac problems and hip pain, bursitis of the hip and knee, patellar syndrome, torn ligaments in the knee, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, plantar fascitis, and more. Students will learn Tian Gan (“Heavenly Stem”) Nei Gong, a set of exercises that regulate the spine and the Du Meridian so energy can be transmitted smoothly to the arms and hands.
Prerequisites: TTN 1: Essential Principles & The Back Protocol
TTN 3: Treating the Neck and Upper Limb
In TTN3: Treating the Neck and Upper Limb, students will learn how to effectively treat neck pain and restriction, as well as upper limb conditions such as frozen shoulder, torn rotator cuff, tennis elbow, bicipital tendonitis, wrist pain, carpal tunnel, thumb and finger injuries, and trigger finger. Students will be introduced to last five of the 26 Tui Na Hand techniques and practice integrated treatment protocols that include Zheng Gu methods of mobilizing and realigning the neck and upper limb. Standing Meditation (Zhan Zhuang) exercises will be introduced in order to further develop the internal alignment and the integrated intention and force necessary to correctly perform advanced Tui Na techniques.
Prerequisites: TTN 1 and TTN 2
TTN 4: Master Class – Advanced Tui Na & Zheng Gu Techniques
This Master Class in Advanced Tui Na & Zheng Gu Techniques introduces advanced concepts and techniques including the integration of visual assessment and Tui Na based diagnostic skills that are an extension of the Tui Na techniques. Emphasis will be on completely integrating Zheng Gu and Tui Na methods into a seamless whole, so that a diagnosis and treatment are completely interconnected and inseparable. Advanced Zheng Gu Techniques will be introduced along with more sophisticated application of Tui Na hand techniques. Students will review Tian Gan Nei Gong and Standing Meditation practices.
Prerequisites: TTN 1, TTN 2 and TTN 3
COST: $2150 for four intensive weekends.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Practical Chinese Medicine classes are approved by the NCCAOM & NCBTMB for Continuing Education Credits (CE’s/CEU’s) for acupuncturists and massage therapists.
Thomas Bisio is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal.
The Traditional Tui Na series of 4 seminars is NCCAOM & NCBTMB approved for 56 CEUs. Also approved for NY State LMT’s.