Found this article about Tuina in China, written by my co-tutor Mariana Arando:
...” In China, Tuina practitioners treat conditions that, in the West, would be treated by osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists or with drugs. Today it has become very advanced in its treatment for many diseases, used in many hospitals in China, it has become the frontline of healthcare, whereas in the West many problems tend to get treated only at a chronic stage. Therefore Tuina can and should also be used as a preventative form of treatment to maintain health and prevent accumulation of stress, disease and injury....”
Back to the basics. Treat causes / origins, not symptoms.
On picture below: Doctors treating patients at Yueyang Hospital - Tuina Massage Department