Zheng Gu is a form of natural therapy that aims to
promote natural health- it is considered an alternative and natural
treatment used to enhance a happy and healthy lifestyle.
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Zheng Gu Shui is an amazing liniment. Translated,
ZHENG GU SHUI means bone-setting solution. Its function is to promote
blood circulation, stop pain and help regeneration of bone tissue.
Use Zheng Gu Shui Liniment is used for temporary relief of minor
strains, bruises, sprains muscular aches and pains and arthritis.
The ingredients for Zheng Gu Shui have been listed differently
from time to time, no doubt an attempt to prevent imitation and
also to meet international requirements regarding allowed ingredients.
Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) rhizome (hu zhang)
Guangxi Zedoaria rhizome (guang xi e zhu)
Croton root (ji gu xiang) listed as "camphor wood"
Angelica root (bai zhi)
Moghania root (yi tiao gen, qian jin ba)
Inula cappa root (tu mu xiang, da li wang)
Tien-chi ginseng root (san qi)
Cinnamon bark (gui zhi)
The formula is in a water-alcohol base and is indicated for backache,
arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains, to be applied 3-4 times
per day. Menthol and camphor are common active ingredients in topical
Zheng Gu also refers to a form of Chinese massage.
Zheng Gu Tui Na
Tui Na, literally “pushing-grasping,” is the name commonly
used to refer to Chinese medical massage. It differentiates medical
massage from other Asian massage methods such as “An Mo”
or “Shiatsu.” Properly employed the theories and techniques
of Tui Na are extremely effective at treating a wide variety of
problems, including structural misalignment, orthopedic problems
and sports injuries, as well as internal diseases.
Tui Na was originally taught in apprenticeship settings in which
practical clinical techniques were emphasized. Today it is generally
taught in classroom settings in modern schools of traditional medicine.
Both in the West and in Asia, Tui Na is often considered to be a
less effective adjunct to acupuncture and herbal medicine, or a
just a spa, feel-good treatment offered at street fairs and walk-in
massage facilities. This lack of effectiveness is usually stems
from a rote based learning and treatment method and an incorrect
understanding of tui na techniques and methods.
The founders of Zheng Gu Tui Na both learned in traditional apprenticeship
settings. They have created a training method that duplicates intense,
practical clinical experience of this method of learning without
the lack of structure and organization which often characterizes
Zheng Gu, which means “correct bone,” refers to the
inclusion of Tui Na’s unique mobilization techniques which
often quickly restore normal functioning and structurally re-integrate
the body. These techniques have largely been lost in the push to
“modernize” Chinese medicine and for the most part are
not taught in the acupuncture schools today.
Tui Na techniques are not used in a vacuum. Although taught as
a bodywork method, Tui Na does not fit neatly into the rubric of
“massage.” Tui Na has always been inseparably integrated
with the other modalities of Chinese medicine. The diagram below
illustrates the interlocking nature of the theories and modalities
of Chinese medicine.
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