Tuina Module 5 – Spinal problems

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Tuina for Spinal problems
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Tuina - Treating Spinal Problems

We have designed each module / weekend to be a unique standalone session allowing you to choose which of them you wish to attend. We have planned that on each session you will always learn and cover new techniques and exercises.

Should you decide to attend all 7 sessions, you will have a complete set of Shaolin NeiGong QiGong, and Tuina practical tools, to use in clinic for you and your patients. This course is importantly underpinned by QiGong training and practice which is taught throughout each of the module / weekends.

Common Conditions Covered on the treating spinal problems day:

  • Spinal problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Lordosis / kyphosis

Tuina Techniques Covered

  • Gun Fa
  • Yi Zhi Chan Tui Fa
  • Ya Fa
  • An Fa
  • Ca Fa
  • Ji Fa
  • Ban Shen Fa

Shaolin Neigong Qigong

  • Holding the Moon in the Arms (Kidney)
  • Dredging the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea (Kidney)
  • Supporting Heaven, Holding Earth (Spleen)
  • Splitting the Yang Xi Mountains (Heart)

History of Tuina

  • The 5 schools of Tuina


9.00 am to 5.00 pm each day

Hours CPD

Valid for 14 hours CPD




  • Topics covered

    On each teaching weekend you will also cover:

    • The historical development of Tuina practice
    • The basic concepts, theory and skills of Tuina.
    • Key concepts and skills of common Tuina techniques.
    • The application of the techniques covered on the syllabus
    • The appropriate application of combined techniques with the monitoring of therapeutic outcomes.
    • Diagnostic and treatment methods for common disorders using Tuina.
    • The application of Tuina for disease prevention, and health preservation.
    • The indications and the contraindications to tuina.

    On each module / weekend you will learn a number of the 22 of the Tuina techniques, the 28 treatment routines to help you treat 28 common ailments, covering 10 subject areas. All of the above are covered if you attend all 7 sessions.

    Each module / weekend has 4 hours of structured Qi gong covering the Shaolin Nei Gong style, giving you essential physical training for Tuina practice. Regular and appropriately devised exercise have been designed to enhance your constitution and provide you with the physical strength and resilience required for clinical practice.

  • Can I attend?

    This course is suitable for qualified practitioners and final year students of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Shiatsu. or Physiotherapy etc. wishing to add Tuina to enhance their portfolio of treatment tools and develop further their Qi.

    As an attendee you are expected to have a background in

    • Traditional Chinese / East Asian medicine,
    • have a working knowledge of the channel meridian system, and acupuncture points
    • should be trained in anatomy and physiology to level 4 or above.
    • As such you could be a member of the BAcC, ATCMA, AACP, BMAS, RCHM, Shiatsu etc.

    You should be familiar with the following key concepts and characteristics of TCM theory;

    • Yin-yang,
    • 5 elements,
    • The 12 Zang-Fu organs
    • Qi, blood and body fluids,
    • Aetiology and pathogenesis;
    • Diagnosis in TCM, including:
    • The four diagnostic methods (inspection, auscultation and olfaction, inquiring and palpation)
    • Differentiation of syndromes (identification of syndromes according to the eight guiding principles and zang-fu)
    • Principles and methods for prevention and treatment

  • How long will it take ?

    To complete this CPD module learners should expect to undertake 14 hours of learning, over two days.

  • Before you attend

    • Refreshments and lunch sadly are not provided.
    • You will need to bring a pen or pencil, we will be providing everything else; full colour course notes, all of the training equipment etc.
    • These are very practical and hands on courses.
    • You will be expected to work in pairs and on each other throughout each weekend.
    • Tuina is practised through loose comfortable clothing and so you are asked to ensure that you wear this type of clothing for the course
    • Due to the very hands on practical nature of each session the minimum number of attendees required to run each session is 6
    • There will be a maximum of 16 attendees per weekend session this will ensure that you receive high quality observation, tuition and feedback.
    • There will be a maximum of 8:1 student teacher ratio.
    • All training will be undertaken in a covid secure manner appropriate with any governmebt guidence at the time of the course

  • Assessment

    There are formative assessment on each CPD module, they will take the form of continual observation and feedback, attendees will receive constructive feedback on all of the techniques demonstrated and practised.

  • CPDGs' Training commitment

    CPDG Limited Training commitment- Your Rights. As a learner with CPDG you have certain rights. You have the right to:

    • High quality training
    • You can expect the highest standards of quality training from suitably qualified Trainers, regardless of which of training centre you have chosen.
    • Be treated with respect
    • You will be treated with respect, courtesy and consideration for your dignity religious and philosophical beliefs. All staff should treat you politely and pleasantly.
    • An explanation - if you are not satisfied with the service you receive we encourage you to tell the trainer. You have the fight to a reasonable explanation.
    • Make a complaint
    • If the trainer is unable to resolve the problem please see the procedure below.
    • Complaints procedure - CPDG Limited adopt a pro active approach to resolving any complaints to a Customer’s satisfaction. To ensure this is as efficient as possible please follow these steps.
    • Contact the Trainer - The first step if you have a complaint is to talk to the Trainer, in private if necessary, who should try to resolve the problem immediately.
    • Contact CPDG limited - If you are not satisfied with the outcome the next step is to notify CPDG limited. We have our own complaints procedure. - If you wish to contact us please write to:CPDG Limited, Lot 12, Fawkham Manor, Manor Lane, Longfield, Kent DA3 8ND


Covid Secure


We will implement the following measures to keep you all safe:

  • We will ask anyone who is unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 to not attend the course
  • The temperature of each attendee will be taken, using a hands-free thermometer, before the course commences.
  • If any person develops any Covid symptoms during the course they shall be asked to leave immediately, and asked to seek appropriate medical advice.
  • The seating in any breakout areas and training rooms will be 2 metres apart to allow social distancing on the arrival and throughout the day.
  • Attendees numbers on any particular course will reflect the training area available.
  • Whenever reasonably practical, social distancing will be maintained except where  necessary for training and assessment purposes.
  • For sessions of training and assessment where it is necessary to come within 2 metres of other learners appropriate PPE will be provided
  • Small groups will be kept together to minimise the number of people with whom learners come into close contact with.
  • We encourage regular use of hand washing facilities and provide alcohol-based hand sanitisers in each training room for regular use.
  • We encourage the regular cleaning of manakins during the course and manakin cleaning facilities will be provided to each leaner.
  • We have rigorous cleaning and sanitising procedures for all of our training equipment, and it is thoroughly cleaned before and after each training course.

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