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Paediatric Tuina

Paediatric Tuina Short Course

Course duration: 9 Weeks

Join us for a 9-week course in Paediatric Tuina (Chinese Remedial Massage).

Paediatric tuina therapy is a safe and gentle form of Chinese medicine that can be used to treat various childhood ailments. It uses syndrome differentiation as a guide to identify specific points on the patient’s skin to stimulate. Tuina therapy aims to balance yin and yang energies, tonify the inner organs, promote Qi and relax the muscle.

It is light and gentle massage which stimulates the channels to strengthen the child’s body, helping it to restore balance and resist disease.

Paediatric Tuina works best for children because they have more vitality in their channels. As we age, other treatments such as acupuncture may be required to achieve similar results. Also, there are specific channels and acupuncture points in the hands of young people, which makes them ideal for treating young patients.

The effects of Paediatric Tui Na treatments for common paediatric diseases can be profound. It is utilised for treating a range of common childhood illness like influenza, fever, cough, chest pain, stomach ache, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipa­tion, frequent bed wettings, night crying etc.

Paediatric Tui Na can improve overall health by strengthening the child’s immune system. By strengthening their resilience it helps to support childhood growth and development.

Learning Outcomes

During this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to confidently and competently treat babies and children with a range of Tuina techniques. You will learn how to

  • Identify, diagnose and treat common illnesses in children using Tuina including
    • Common colds, cough, asthma, eczema, diarrhoea, constipation, sleep issues, night crying, bed wetting etc
  • Gain insight into how to engage and manage children and their families in the treatment space
  • Understand the difference between child and adult physiology from a Chinese Medicine perspective

This will be a hands-on course and is designed for those with a fundamental understanding of Chinese Medicine theories and a background in bodywork therapy.

The practice of techniques forms a vital part of this course, with the simulated clinical practice included within the class environment.

Your Presenter

Dr Millicent Olivia Matthew (Acupuncture) BHSc, LCCE, Dip Tuina (Chinese Remedial Massage)

Dr Millicent Matthew practices Traditional East Asian Medicine. After studying Traditional Chinese Medicine, Millicent trained with mentors in Japanese acupuncture. They also trained in Tuina (Chinese Remedial Massage), Thai Massage and Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal detox massage), in Australia and overseas

Milicent Olivia

Dr Millicent Matthew is a qualified and registered acupuncturist. Dr Millicent Matthew is also a qualified and registered Lamaze Childbirth Educator and is a trained Doula. Dr Millicent Matthew has practiced in a number of clinics in Queensland and Victoria throughout their career as an acupuncturist, including Mama midwifery where they currently practice. Their ongoing studies include Tuina, Japanese acupuncture, Fertility acupuncture, Psychology, integrative medicine, anything birth, baby and breastfeeding related and vipassana meditation.

Course details




NB this short course has been postponed to a later (yet to be announced) date. Please stay tuned

Mondays evenings from 6th February to 3rd April 2023 at China Books, Melbourne


$100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

Refund policy

The deposit of $100 is non-refundable.

Balance refundable if cancellation is given 14 days before workshop commencement.

If the course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund will apply.


This will be a hands-on course and is designed for those with a fundamental understanding of Chinese Medicine theories and a background in bodywork therapy.

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Should you have any questions about this workshop please contact the college directly.

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