Definition of tui na in English:

tui na

(also tuina)

noun

  • In traditional Chinese medicine: a type of therapeutic massage, incorporating the principles of acupressure and qigong, used to treat muscle or joint pain and other ailments.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Chicago Tribune. From Chinese tuī ná from tuī pull + ná grasp.

Pronunciation

tui na

/ˌtwiː ˈnɑː/