Acupuncture

Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient oriental medical practice used to treat illness and give pain relief. It involves the insertion of fine needles at precise sites (acupuncture points) on the body. Developed over 2500 years ago, acupuncture has stood the test of time. Today, acupuncture is a licensed and regulated healthcare profession in…

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Deep Tissue Massage/Tui Na

Deep Tissue Massage/Tui Na

What is Tui Na or Deep Tissue Massage Tuina literally translates as push and grasp and is a Chinese therapeutic massage or deep tissue massage; closely related to acupuncture in its use of the meridian system, Tuina is primarily focused on the meridians and points where Qi gathers and can be easily manipulated. It is…

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Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

What is Cupping Therapy? Cupping Therapy is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (either by heat or suction) in order to draw and hold skin and superficial muscles inside the cup. Sometimes, while the suction is active, the cup is…

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Scraping Therapy / Gua Sha

Scraping Therapy / Gua Sha

Background of Scraping Therapy Scraping Therapy (GUA SHA) is an ancient healing technique that origins from China thousands years ago. “Gua” means to scrape or rub. “Sha” is a reddish, elevated patch of skin. It involves palpation and cutaneous stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument, such as a ceramic…

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Background of Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems still widely practiced today. It is a unique and independent medical system which originated in China and developed through the centuries, imbued with the spirit of Chinese civilization and culture. For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has…

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