Acupuncture works by aiding the body in getting more from its own natural healing resources. A problem occurs when there is stagnation in the body. This causes a disruption that can lead to pain, illness, or lack of function.
Tuina is a type of therapeutic massage with a history of use in China going back thousands of years. Pronounced “twee naw”, it helps in the treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many internal medical disorders.
“Cupping” refers to a therapy that uses special types of cups containing reduced air pressure (light suction) on the surface of the skin. And it’s not new. It has a long history of use going back thousands of years by peoples across the globe.
Moxibustion is a type of external heat therapy also called ‘moxa’ for short. It is beneficial in certain cases of the common cold, digestive complaints, menstrual conditions and fertility treatments. Moxibustion is also well known for its ability to stimulate a breech baby to turn. According to various studies its success rate is 69-85%!
Like acupuncture, the use of gua sha is a great way to encourage internal movement in the body leading to pain relief and the promotion of healing. So typically, the benefits of Gua sha include helping us get things moving again in the body, which leads to reduction in pain.