Gua Sha translated into English means "skin scraping". It involves a gentle but firm scraping technique, using a rounded instrument, that is drawn across the skin to increase circulation of Qi and blood in the area.
Gua Sha is commonly used to treat pain caused by congested blood and tight muscles. It promotes normal circulation resulting in decreased stiffness and reduced pain, as well as increased mobility.
If there is blockage in the area being treated Sha (redness) will appear on the skin as small red dots. Similar to cupping Gua Sha can leave some markings on the body that will disappear in 3 to 7 days.
The Ear is a microsystem that can represent the whole body, similar to Reflexology. By placing ear seeds on specific acupressure/puncture points, desired healing effects can be achieved. Ear seeds themselves are small seeds or pellets used to stimulate the pressure points in your ear.
Electro stimulation of acupuncture points is great at reducing pain and inflammation. Patients feel a gentle pulsing that can be adjusted for comfort. This gentle electrical current can reduce inflammation, block pain receptors, and help tissues increase nutrition and healing
Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons, and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems, and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.