Tuina is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy. In ancient China, medical therapy was often classified into “external” and “internal” treatments. Tuina was one of the external methods. This system primarily works on the musculoskeletal level and uses the same Chinese theory as acupuncture. Clinical practitioners often use liniment, plasters, herbal compresses and packs to aid in the healing process. In a typical adult tuina session, the patient wears loose clothing and lies on a massage table. The practitioner will concentrate on specific acu-points and meridians, trigger points, as well as muscles and joints surrounding the affected area to restore correct physiological function.