ying yang symbol for gua sha

What is Gua Sha?

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Gua Sha is a technique using a smooth flat or gently curved instrument (like a Chinese soup spoon, for example) to scrape along the skin while pressing firmly into the muscle beneath, until the area becomes red and raised. Sounds a little unpleasant, but it’s really not. In biomedical terms, Gua Sha utilises subcutaneous fascia […]

acupuncture cupping


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Cupping is a manual therapy where a vacuum is created inside a small cup or jar using either flame (to burn the oxygen), or a manual pump. The cup is then applied to a fleshy area of the body, drawing in the tissue. The cups may be left in place or manipulated in different ways […]

acupuncture moxibustion

Moxibustion (or Moxa for short)

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Moxibustion is the burning of the dried leaves of a herb commonly known as Mugwort (the botanical name is Artemesia vulgaris). It comes in various forms: Loose herb, which is slowly smouldered in a special box called a ‘moxa box’, small compact cones that may be placed over a slice of ginger, garlic, or a bed […]

Acupuncture first treatment

What to expect at your first treatment.

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At your first treatment there will be a lot of talking! We’ll want details about your current complaint and your overall health. We’ll want some information about your eating habits and your appetite, your energy, your sleep, and other stuff like that. We’re also going to ask you about your bowel movements and menstruation (if […]