Chinese Lao Kung Tui Na massage is one of the first documented massage techniques in the world, referenced more than 2500 years ago in the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine. Its practice is based on the same theory and principles as classical Chinese acupuncture and martial arts. Tui Na means pushing-pulling. Lao Kung means working with bones. Chinese massage and bonesetting consists of various massage techniques of the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body in conjunction with the stimulation of acupuncture points in order to establish a more harmonious flow of chi through a system of meridians (channels) and collaterals, allowing the body to heal itself naturally. Further manipulation techniques are also utilized to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships (bone-setting). Chinese Lao Kung's focus on specific problems, rather than a more generalized treatment, make it an excellent alternative to conventional manipulative therapies.