Die-da (Chinese: 跌打; pinyin: Diē dá; Jyutping: tit3 daa2; lit. 'fall, hit') or Dit Da, is a traditional Chinese method of bone-setting used to treat trauma and injuries such as bone fractures, sprains, and bruises.

Dit Da
Literal meaningfall, hit


The medical practice first originated from Guangdong, China, and was usually practiced by martial artists who knew aspects of traditional Chinese medicine.

Some of these specialists may also use or recommend other disciplines of Chinese medical therapies, and in modern times, the use of Western medicine, if serious injury is involved. Such practice of bone-setting (整骨 or 正骨) is not common in the West.[1]

Dit Da is currently practiced in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.[2]

An example of a Dit Da clinic by a martial artist Lam Cho, at Blue House, Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Dit-da may be practiced along with Dit da jow.

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