- Question from Sandys: How is Chinese massage used for a breast cancer patient?
- Answers - Raymond Chang Traditionally, it is not. The Chinese massage is really tui na, [pronounced "twee nah"] Chinese physical therapy, a physical medicine. It is usually used for physical injury or martial arts—sort of the orthopedic branch. People do massage for relaxation and things. You can apply it that way. I don't see any difference, but I see that you can use it that way. There is no specific application of Chinese massage for breast cancer. One can use it, but non-specifically.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Traditional Chinese Medicine featured Raymond Chang, M.D. and moderator Beth Baughman Dupree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answering your questions about how to discuss Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with your cancer doctor.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in September 2005.
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