Section 2 The Definition of Self-Massage
Along Meridians and Acupoints
Self-massage along meridians and acupoints is one of the unique traditional therapies developed in ancient China based on the theory of qi and blood as well as viscera and meridians. It is performed by rubbing the meridians, acupoints, 12 tendons and 12 divisions of skin with different parts of the hands. The techniques employed usually are kneading and holding the tendons as well as robbing and stroking the skin for softening and lubricating the tendons and bones so as to cure diseases. Since this therapy is used to treat diseases by the patient himself or herself, it is called "self-massage along meridians and acupoints."