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How holistic treatment with Tuina Massage can help

By Mimi Love
from Mimi Love Enterprises

Holistic treatment is based on treating the person as a whole, not isolating one area of the body from the other and incorporating the energy flow of Qi to bring back to homeostasis.

Tuina is an ancient form of Traditional Chinese Massage used for centuries. Based on a holistic health approach of treating the person as a whole to balance the energy flow of Qi in the body.

Qi is the energy of everything and is from our vital force to the vapour of the air we breathe.

If you have a reoccurring injury, illness or issue then it is best you look at finding what caused the imbalance in the first place, the core of your problem. I use a blend of Acu-Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Acupressure, Dry Needling, Cupping, Guasha, Kinesiology, Lymphatic Massage, Moxibustion, Myofascial Techniques, Reflexology, TCM Remedial Massage and Mind-Body Medicine therapies to alleviate anxiety, mood disorders, pain, PTSD, stress with expanding or contracting the physical to spiritual layers of energy and unblocking any stagnant energy and releasing trauma held within the mind, body or soul.

A simple explanation for a holistic approach to a problem with constant pain or tightness in your Anterior Tibialis – the front outside area of your leg between your knee to your ankle.


  • Gait system – cross/crawl walking could be out. Look at shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and/or feet.
  • Any or all the different areas of the gait system could be out or the Golgi’s, tendons, ligaments or muscles need to be realigned with acupressure, massage techniques or meridian balance or massage.
  • Flat feet.
  • Gait system – walking could be homolateral or contralateral.
  • Gait system because there is a coordination issue not crawling properly and the brain and gait system are not integrated.
  • Gait system – not walking properly with homolateral or contralateral since walking as a toddler, or as a teenager or adult from an injury or accident and integration has been compromised.
  • Myofascial release on any of the myofascial trains that connect various areas of the body.


  • Imbalance of electrolytes as it is a Water Element muscle for the bladder
  • Not drinking enough water – dehydration may cause hypernatremia
  • Drinking too much water – over hydration and may cause hyponatremia
  • Issue with the bladder having incontinence which also involves the organ of the brain or nerves connected to the spine and/or brain

Psychological: Anxiety, Fear and Phobias

  • Fear of water
  • Fear of drowning
  • Fear of social interaction or external environment
  • Loves looking at the water as long as it is calm
  • The flow of the water and how it moves can indicate the different emotions and other elements and/or meridians at play

Spiritual or Electromagnetic Layer:

  • Brain
  • Nerves
  • Organs – brain and/or bladder
  • Salt water is what our plasma is made up of

The gait system is complex and since studying Kinesiology in 2005 I have found that the majority of people have tension in the Anterior Deltoid muscle of the upper arm just below the shoulder on the front. Tension in this muscle relates to the gait system, gall bladder and swinging movement from side to side – hence why the shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and feet are at play. The Anterior Deltoid is a gall bladder muscle and relates to anger and frustration.

Physical and emotional aspects can be corrected holistically by balancing the gall bladder muscle or gall bladder meridian or gall bladder acupressure points on the side of the torso of the body to the head like a map of Australia – the wood element as it is part of the gait system.

Holding or tapping emotional stress points GB 14 or placing your hand over your forehead can help you feel better.

Anxiety, depression and stress can grow if we don’t learn to breathe, walk and talk with ease.

Our connection to what surrounds us externally and what we feel internally affects how our body responds.

Clean water, clean food, regular exercise and regular maintenance on ourselves is the key to health and wellness.

Chinese principle is to promote health and longevity promoting qi flow with Tuina Massage.

More about the author

Mimi Love - Natural Medicine Week 2023
Mimi Love
– Mimi Love Enterprises

‘Mimi’ Michelle Anastas an accredited ATMS Fellow since 2020 with 18 years’ experience, an AKA Level 5 Practitioner, Supervisor, Mentor and Instructor operating an off-grid clinic on her property Blue Earth on the South Coast of NSW. She is an empath who is qualified in Aromatherapy, Holistic Kinesiology, Nutritional Kinesiology, TCM Remedial Massage, Reiki Master, TCM Tea Sommelier, certified in Bach Flowers, Bush Flowers, Essences & Homeopathic Remedies, Colour, Crystal & Sound Therapy, Aura & Chakra Balancing, Health Coach and Trainer. She loves helping people on their life journey to revitalise, detox and live a joyous and blessed life.