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Spring into Health with Ancient Healing Arts

Jun 04, 2014 04:30AM

On June 27 to 29, the Energy Institute of the Healing Arts will host its Spring-Summer Introductory Level I Tui Na Weekend Workshop, teaching 24 of over 100 different Tui Na hand manipulations.

Tui Na, Traditional Chinese Therapeutic Bodywork system is one of the oldest bodywork healing arts systems in the world dating back some 300,000 years ago. Tui Na received its highest honors during the Sui and Tang Dynasties, when massage doctors were authorized to teach Tui Na in schools where students received doctoral degrees in massage.

The workshop will be taught by Dr. Akmal Muwwakkil, who is licensed in massage therapy and acupuncture, with a Ph.D. in nutrition. He has taught Tui Na for more than 20 years and offers it as an introductory workshop, for CEUs and as a three-year certification course.

Tui Na addresses soft tissue injuries, internal organ disharmonies, external disorders, structural integrity, pediatrics, reproductive disorders, traumatic pain, rehabilitation therapy, neurological disorders and sports injuries. It can be used to correct imbalances of the five sense organs, as it balances the internal organs. Tui Na is applied differently to children, adults and seniors because of their constitutional, meridians and body types.

There are more than 100 different hand manipulations that are used in Tui Na, to aid the body in preventing or correcting health issues. The objective is to teach a health modality that will assist in self-healing. The goal is to expand each person’s knowledge and be able to assist others in need.

For more information about the costs and location of this workshop, call 301-249-2445 or visit


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