Tui Na MTCP Program



Tui Na (pronounced “tway-na”) is one of the three pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine practiced in hospitals all over the world. It is based on the same theories and foundations of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine which work to bring the human body into greater health and balance.

The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences is proud to present our 500-hour Tui Na certification programs.

Our program focuses on the integration of Western massage and Acupressure therapies and techniques. The Academy wants to encourage the use of alternative medicine to inspire a pharmaceutical-free health care.


Tui Na literally translates as “push and grasp,” and is a sophisticated style of medical massage used to treat injuries, joint and muscle problems and internal disorders.  It was officially recognized by the Chinese government in 1949 for its benefits and results and is an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Tui Na promotes and re-establishes health, and it restores injured tissues. Some treatment protocols require major Tui Na focus to attack the root of the pain, move blood stasis, and fight off disease. As part of a medical system, Tui Na practitioners seek to treat, not massage; because Tui Na is beyond producing just a relaxed result as in a regular massage session.

  • Our 250-hour program meets State (CAMTC) certification requirements
  • It’s a productive career in today’s economy
  • Short term Works Training Program placed on the State of California’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)
  • Learn Oriental massage with techniques related to Chinese Medicine
  • The curriculum is focused on a variety of modalities
  • Community clinic set up for students’ hands on practice
  • We accept students transferring from other massage schools
  • Job referral after program completion
  • Easy access to freeways and City Center Bart station just block away
  • Strong faculty team integrates Eastern and Western theories

Tui Na MTCP Educational Objectives

At the time of Tui Na MTCP completion, the student will:

  • be able to practice massage therapy consistent with the techniques related to Chinese medicine.
  • be able to practice interpersonal skills while following ethical client/therapist relations as applied to Tui Na.
  • understand the applications of Tui Na as they are related to physiology, anatomy, and pathology of the body, understanding adjunct therapy, modality theory, and technique.
  • be fully prepared for the upcoming California state-level massage certification exam.

Available Programs

In English:
The 500-hour program begins on 05/06/15 and ends on 10/11/2015. ACCHS Tuina Catalog
Total program hours: 500 hrs;
View the schedule here.

Class dates:
Wednesdays – 10:00 am —  6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday – 9:00 am —  5:30 pm

Tuition Fees:

Program tuition: $3,500 ( $7/hr ) or $3,150
(10% discount when paid in full)
Installment option available

Plus: First-time registration fee: $50 (non-refundable); School facility fee: $15
(California BPPE/CAMTC Approved 加州政府正式批准)

Admissions

The application procedure is quick and easy. Click here for more information on how to apply.
You may also request a catalog by calling 510-763-7787 or sending an e-mail to admissions@acchs.edu.

Tui Na Curriculum

The Academy offers a 500-hour Tui Na Massage Therapy Certificate Programs. This special program focuses on the integration of Western massage and Oriental Acupressure therapies and techniques. The Academy wants to encourage the use of alternative medicine to inspire pharmaceutical-free health awareness.

Take a look at our current 500-hour program curriculum here.

Some important points about ACCHS’ Tui Na MTCP program:

  • Our 250-hour program meets State (CAMTC) certification requirements
  • It’s a productive career in today’s economy
  • Short term Works Training Program placed on the State of California’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)
  • Learn Oriental massage with techniques related to Chinese Medicine
  • The curriculum is focused on a variety of modalities
  • Community clinic set up for students’ hands on practice
  • We accept students transferring from other massage schools
  • Job referral after program completion
  • Located in downtown Oakland, easy access to freeways and City Center Bart station just block away
  • Strong faculty team integrates Eastern and Western theories

Graduation Requirements –  In order to pass the Tui Na program successfully, the student must:

  • Pass all courses related to the Tui Na Massage Therapy Certificate program.
  • Have good understanding of the concepts, modalities, and techniques related to Tui Na massage therapy.
  • Possess an independent ability to practice Tui Na massage techniques and therapies to patients/clients

Please take a look at the Tui Na program Admissions requirements.
ACCHS Tuina Catalog