About Us

Z heng Gu Tui Na (ZGTN) was founded in 1997 by renowned acupuncturists Tom Bisio and Frank Butler. They each learned and practiced a different lineage of Classical Tui Na through traditional apprenticeships. Through dialogue, experimentation and clinical practice, Tom and Frank combined this rare knowledge to create a comprehensive course of study in these nearly lost arts. They named this synthesis Zheng Gu Tui Na (ZGTN).

Today, the programs offered by Zheng Gu Tui Na are the most advanced and comprehensive programs available. Through five interlocking yet discrete tracks of study, ZGTN programs provide the highest level of training in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic conditions, sports injuries and physical medicine.

Zheng Gu Tui Na is the only organization whose curriculum presents the skills of Classical Tui Na in a complete and comprehensive manner. The result: extremely effective methods of treatment that instantly improve practitioner’s clinical skills and outcomes.

Since 1997, Zheng Gu Tu Na has been taught to hundreds of students from all over the world – in acupuncture schools, Chinese medicine practitioners, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, martial arts practitioners, and for the general public – in packed classrooms across the United States, Canada, Denmark, France and Norway.

In 2008, we partnered with Kamwo Herbal Pharmacy to create herbal medicinals taught in our courses. We first created the ZGTN Professional Product Line and in 2012 launched the ZGTN Training Product Line.

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