Tui Na Massage
We incorporate Tui Na massage with our acupuncture treatments. Tui Na massage is an ancient healing art of traditional Chinese medicine which has been practiced in China for over 3000 years. The name Tui Na comes from “Tui” meaning “push” and “Na” meaning “grasp”. Tui Na not only works on the muscles and joints but also at a deeper level, affecting the flow of vital life energy in the body, so called qi.
Moxibustion is a therapy commonly used in conjunction with acupuncture. It involves the use of dried leaves of the mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) plant, commonly called moxa. The slow smouldering nature of this herb, when compressed into cones or sticks, allows to be placed on or near the skin surface. It is removed when it becomes hot. The purpose of moxibustion is to stimulate the flow of qi to remove blockages and assist with pain.
Cupping is often used in conjunction with acupuncture for example for the treatment of cold and chest problems, sporting injuries, musculoskeletal problems and/or neurological disorders such as back pain and sciatica. Cupping can simply be used for relaxation. The cups made of pyrex or plastic are applied using a suction method to soft tissues areas such as the back, shoulders or thighs.
This is a little tool consisting of a small hammer like device. It has 7 needles and is applied to actually bleed the skin and assist in skin conditions that contain a lot of heat and dampness. It can also be applied in cases where severe stagnation causes a lot of systemic systems such as extreme irritability with muscle tension, teeth clenching and the pain. The 7-star needle does not cause scaring or any other type of damage to the skin layer.