What is Paediatrics Tuina?
It is different from the adult Tuina that we are more familiar with. This massage uses special techniques based on TCM principles of yin yang and zang fu aimed at restoring the child’s bodily functions and boosting the immune system.
In TCM, we believe that body have meridians that carry vital energy (Qi) to every organ. When these “energy highways” are blocked, problem arises. By massaging and pressing on acupuncture points, we can improve the stagnation to ensure smooth flow of Qi.
In babies’ and young children’s digestive system (Spleen) is weak, while the Liver is in excess. “肝常有余, 脾常不足”. Hence, they are more likely to suffer from digestive problems, sleeping issues and respiratory illness such as cough, asthma, rhinitis.
In this modern world, young children tend to play computer games and look at their iPad way longer than they should. Resulting in tired eyes, dry eyes, and myopia (short sightedness), where they are told to wear spectacles from a very young age.
By doing Tuina around the eye area, it can improve blood circulation and relaxation of the eye muscles. This may help to improve their eyesight and prevent short-sightedness when treated early.
Who can do Paediatrics Tuina at Aimin?
Children of age 4 to 14 years old.
What’s the benefits of Paediatrics Tuina?
PREVENTION: Suitable for sub-health conditions and general well-being
- Boost immunity
- Pain related to growth development
- Sleeping problems
- Improve appetite
- Prevent short-sightedness
TREATMENTS: Suitable for wide range of acute and chronic conditions, especially for treating respiratory and digestive issues.
- Headaches, Neck & Back Aches
- Cold and Flu
- Indigestion, Bloating
- Constipation, Diarrhoea
Is it safe?
It is a non-invasive, harmless and effective form of treatment with no known side effects. Acupressure points will be pressed, no needles involved.
Paediatric Tuina will be done by TCM practitioners registered by the TCM Practitioners Board Singapore (TCMPB).
How is Paediatrics Tuina done?
The TCM physician will sanitise their hands before the therapy. The child will be in a comfortable position, either on the bed or sitting on their mother’s or physician’s lap. Before the therapy, the physician will ask questions regarding the child’s condition. Pulse and tongue examination will be done to better understand the condition.
Tui na is performed mainly on the child’s hands, arms, legs, back and stomach area. Gentle massage with hand (with or without oil/cream) including strokes, kneading, rubbing, and pushing will be performed. The treatment is customised to the child’s condition and constitution.
Depending on the severity of the condition and age, treatment 1 to 2 times a week is recommended. Each session lasts 30 minutes.
- Wait for at least an hour after the treatment to give your child a bath.
- Keep the child warm to prevent them from catching a cold after massage.
- Avoid cold food and drinks.