Traditional Chinese Bone Setting & Tit Tar Treatments
About Tit Tar
Translated from a Cantonese term ‘fall-hit’, tit tar is a traditional Chinese bone setting, joint pain and muscle misalignment treatment sustained from various physical trauma including painful falls, automobile or home accidents, workplace stress or during sports activities.
Tit tar operates from the basic idea that any ache or muscle pains experienced by the body stems from a disruption in the natural alignment and state of the bone, joint or muscle. When a patient complains and requires muscle pain treatments in a particular part of his or her body, the physician’s main objective is to identify the nature of the problem and to correct it.
Acupressure is the heart of tit tar treatment. Dated back since ancient science, acupressure involves the human body and the flow of one’s qi (natural energy) within. Acting as the tool, our fingers are able to manipulate, stimulate or fix the flow of qi in and around an injured joint by releasing any muscular tension, promoting blood circulation, relieving pains and enabling a deep relaxation for a speedy recovery and stronger immune system.
In particular, OC offers a number of treatments:
- Bone fractures
- Joint pains and dislocation
- Muscle pains, ligament and tendon injuries
If you are looking for treatments for your muscle, joint, or lower back pains, visit our therapy centre today!
Tit Tar or Traditional Bone and Joint Setting: A Brief History
The philosophy behind Chinese medicine strongly revolves on the comprehension of the human body being a balanced and sophisticated universe of interconnecting systems for your general health. It also states that our body is self-sufficient with its personal mechanisms to battle illness and heal. Therefore, with any given therapy, it is only meant to assist the human body’s self-healing function, not interfere with it.
Traditional Chinese medicine concerns many areas and Tit Tar therapy is primarily for healing physical trauma. Initiated probably in the Canton province of China by Master Wah Toh in 200 B.C., tit tar is closely affiliated with Chinese martial art of kung fu and was procured from the need to swiftly and effectively heal injuries in high-contact martial arts.
Even on the ancient Chinese battlefield, the practice of tit tar was developed further as soldiers didn’t have the luxury of time to treat their physical injuries. Armed with the knowledge of tit tar and the use of herbs, these resourceful military physicians were able to tend quickly and effectively to the injured; hence, becoming indispensable to Chinese armies.
Famously known as a patriot, revolutionary, healer, philosopher, and martial artist legend, Wong Fei Hung, among the few acclaimed tit tar masters in China, had even gone on to be immortalised in over 100 Hong Kong films. He specialised in Hung Kuen style of martial arts and is famously associated with his clinic, Po Chi Lam, where he practiced and taught tit tar, acupuncture and various other traditional Chinese medicine.