The Paediatric massage Xiao Tuina is a branch of traditional Chinese Medicine. It is prescribed for the treatment of internal illnesses of new-born
babies. Widely practiced in China for millenia, Xiao Tui Na uses an original system of channels and points which do not exactly correspond to that of the adults. By means of exclusive manual
techniques, Xiao Tui Na resets the body's physiology in order to strengthen its resilience and eliminate the pathogenic factor. Thus it can treat a large number of ailments. It is recommended in
cases like infant malnutrition, unwillingness to suckle, night terror, insomnia, enuresis, diarrhea, constipation, regurgitation, fever, convulsions, flu, coughing, stiff neck...
"Children can fall sick easily and their health state changes very fast, be it towards worsening or healing".
In the case of a chronic disease, the massage aims beyond the symptomatic respite. It aspires to healing a syndrome, whilst avoiding the undesirable
side effects of certain medicines.
"When Yin and Yang are thriving, health is easily recovered"
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION OF XIAO TUI NA?
A session generally lasts 45 minutes. After assessing the nature of the child's ailment, the practitioner shall examine miscellaneous signs of the
infant, (forefinger vein inspection, investigation of their behaviour, smelling and listening, complexion, tongue and pulse check, palpation of the abdomen) in order to make out the yin from the
From this information, a therapeutic strategy is formed. The massage is performed and taught to the parents so that they can autonomously carry on
taking care of their child from home. The moves are simple and easy to accomplish, yet they require consistency and accuracy.
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