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Jin Shou Tuina™


Jin Shou Tuina™ the method of tuina practiced and taught by the North American Tang Shou Tao Association (NATSTA). Diagnosis and treatment are based in the tenets of Traditional Chinese medicine. Manual therapy techniques range from very soft energetic work to deep and vigorous manipulation to appropriately affect soft tissue, structural alignment and the meridian systems. Adjunctive therapies such as moxibustion, cupping and external herbal applications are also utilized as needed. Jin Shou Tuina developed out of the internal martial art traditions of China and personal development through commitment to gong fu physical culture is seen as fundamental to the process of becoming an adept practitioner.

Jin Shou Tuina™ Long Definition   

Jin Shou Tuina is the name that has been given to the tuina practiced by the North American Tang Shou Tao gong fu family. NATSTA is an organization dedicated to preserving and disseminating traditional Chinese internal martial arts and medicine. NATSTA was founded by our teacher, Vince Black, at the request of his teacher, Hsu Hong-Chi, a Taiwanese master of Xingyi Quan and Chinese medicine. Our lineage continues back through Hung I-Hsiang and Zhang Junfeng in Taiwan to Li Cunyi and Gao Yisheng in northern China. All these men were experts in both the internal martial arts of Xingyiquan and Baguazhang and Chinese medicine. Hsu Hong-Chi was so renowned for his medical skills that he was called "Golden Hand" and it is from this we have chosen the name for our tuina system.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Read more...

Jin Shou Tuina™ Five Criteria

1. Study of Internal Martial Arts

a. All certified instructors of Jin Shou™ Tui Na are well versed in the practice of Chinese internal martial arts (including but not limited to: Xing Yi Chuan, Ba Gua Zhang, Tai Chi Chuan and various forms of Qi Gong.) Instructors are also certified by the North American Tang Shou Tao Association and are part of the martial and medical lineage of Master Hsu Hong Chi and H. Vincent Black.

b. Diligent study of internal arts develops awareness of body mechanics. It also enhances sensitivity to energy movements and fosters greater understanding of the inter-relationship between yin and yang in the body. Furthermore, cultivating one’s own qi develops the ability to feel and affect changes in the patient’s body. By applying these principles to tui na techniques, the practitioner can maximize power to correctly apply techniques, protect his/her body from injury or strain for longevity of practice and maintain a high standard of quality for the patient. 


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