Martin’s interest in Chinese Health exercises Qi Gong and Tai Ji Chuan lead to his first studies with a Chinese medical massage called Tuina. He is passionate about the holistic view that Chinese Medicine takes on disease states and pursued further studies in Acupuncture after completing massage.
During Martin’s Acupuncture studies, he has travelled and studied in Sri Lanka and China to gain other perspectives and clinical experience. In the last 10 years he has applied both massage and acupuncture in many different settings including sporting clubs (Gepps Cross in Adelaide, Broncos, Qld Reds), offices, clinics, hospitals, drop zones (Martin loves jumping out of planes!).
Tuina (twee-na) is Chinese Therapeutic or Medical Massage that incorporates a broad range of techniques and stretches to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi (vital energy) thereby encouraging and enabling the body to heal itself. In China it is used within hospitals for Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
Using the same theory as Acupuncture, Tuina can be used for any treatment that would be performed using needles. This makes it an ideal alternative for those who don’t like the concept of needles, yet still want the benefits of Chinese Medicine.
Alternatively, the combination of Tuina and Acupuncture can provide a very powerful treatment protocol.