Cupping and Gua Sha
Cupping and Gua Sha are Chinese Medicine techniques used for musculoskeletal disorders, acute and chronic respiratory disorders, sleep disorders, immune support and emotional distress. Cupping utilizes suction cups and Gua Sha is done with the smooth broad edge of various tools such as Bone, Horn or Jade scrapers . They are both used to increase qi and blood flow to chosen areas of the body, stimulating the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems assisting in detoxification of the respiratory tract and cleansing and nourishing injured muscles and connective tissues. These techniques can also “reset” the central nervous system, generating a deep sense of calm and well-being also helping with such disorders as anxiety, hypertension, hot flashes and insomnia.