Acupuncture therapist removing a fire cupping glass from the back of a young woman

Cupping & Guasha

Cupping is a technique that uses suction to apply glass or plastic cups to specific areas of the body such as the back or abdomen. The cups are held in place or moved along specific meridians in order to promote blood circulation and stimulate the nervous system. This technique is often used to relax muscles, alleviate pain, or treat cough and dyspnea.

Gua Sha – An ancient Chinese secret, Gua Sha therapy is still practiced by many Chinese today.  You may ask, “What is that?”  Gua means to scrape or rub.  Sha is a “reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rash’ (aka petechiae).  Sha is the term used to describe Blood stasis in the subcutaneous tissue before and after it is raised as petechiae.  Gua Sha is one technique that intentionally raises a Sha rash or petechiae.  It is a traditional ancient Chinese healing technique that dates back over two thousand years.

This ancient method of promoting “Chi” , “Qi” or bioelectric vital life energy and blood circulation as well as the removal of toxic heat, stagnant blood and lymph fluid from the body is an extremely important, almost miraculous method of improving one’s health.  “Qi” is the constant and vigorous movement of energy or life force that keeps us healthy and alive.

Do you suffer from chronic pain?  Excess systemic toxicity?  Poor circulation?  Lymphatic congestion? Inflammation?  Fatigue?  Infections?  Physical or emotional stress?  If so, then you will greatly benefit from Gua Sha treatment.