Moxibustion is an herbal therapy used in Chinese medicine. Moxibustion is the burning of mugwort, an herb, close to areas of the body. Moxibustion helps improve circulation, reduce pain and inflammation, stimulate digestion and boost the immune system to help the body heal and maintain optimal health.
Gua Sha is a bodywork therapy used in Chinese medicine. Gua Sha, the therapy, is practiced with a Gua Sha tool, made of stone, ceramic or plastic and oil. Gua Sha uses a gliding motion on the skin to stimulate circulation and the immune system to reduce pain and inflammation and improve health and wellbeing.
Cupping is a bodywork therapy used in Chinese medicine. Cupping is a therapy that uses small cups (glass, plastic, silicon) as suction devices placed on the skin to loosen up congestion within the tissues of the body. Cupping is kind of like an inverse massage, rather than applying pressure to the tissues of the body, cupping uses gentle pressure to pull them up into the cup. Cupping helps to break up congestion in the body to reduce pain pain and inflammation and improve circulation to help recover from pain, illness and improve the health of the tissues and skin.
Tui Na Bodywork
Tui Na (pronounced twee-nah), is bodywork therapy used in Chinese medicine. Tui Na uses various techniques to massage and manipulate the body for a therapeutic effect. Tui Na is used to help treat many different types of disorders such as arthritis, pain, sciatica, headache, insomnia, constipation, headaches and other disorders related to the digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
Essential Oil Therapy
I use essential oils on the acupoints or on specific areas of the body, as a gentle, completely safe and incredibly effective therapy that uses the powerful essence and aroma of pure essential oils.
The aromatic and energetic properties of the essential oils stimulate acupoints or areas of the body in their own unique way, just like acupuncture, acupressure, gua sha, cupping or moxibustion have their own unique way of stimulating the body. The unique quality of the essential oils, are they are able to stimulate points in specific ways because of their aromatic and energetic composition to do the therapeutic work.
I use Snow Lotus essential oils in my practice. They are the most amazing essential oils I have ever encountered. You may also purchase Snow Lotus essential oils and their blends at my office.