Cupping & Guasha

Cupping is a treatment that involves placing glass or silicon “cups” on the skin to create a suction. The cups can then be moved up and down the back or neck, for example, to release muscle and fascial tension, and to increase proper circulation of blood and fluids. Facial cupping is a more gentle but just as moving treatment for the face and neck, often after a facial acupuncture treatment. Cupping may be used to relieve symptoms related to acute illnesses such as colds and fevers. Cupping can also be done all over the body to invigorate the flow of Qi, relieve tension and/or pain and help balance the body. It is often used for muscle pain, congested fluids, myofascial trigger points, acne, an simply to release the tension so many of us have in our shoulders and backs. Guasha is similar to cupping but quicker and involves using a variety of flat tools on the skin. Guasha can be used on the back for stiff necks, frozen shoulders, insomnia and anxiety, breast pain or chest tightness, coughing, skin conditions, upper respiratory infections, muscle spasms, systemic inflammation and stress to name a few. Facial guasha is incorporated into facial rejuvenation treatments but also used for sinus congestion, headaches, TMJ, eye strain, stress and insomnia. In TCM terms, both cupping and guasha are used to move Qi and Blood while releasing pathogenic influences that cause the pain in the first place such as cold, heat, dampness, wind or traumatic injury.

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Practitioners offering this service

20+ years of experience helping patients cultivate wellness with acupuncture and herbal medicine.

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Acupuncture
• Pediatric Acupuncture/Herbal Medicine
• Chinese Herbal Medicine
• Moxibustion
• Cupping & Guasha
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Therapeutic massage and modalities to help you feel more grounded and at ease in your body.

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Integrative Message Therapy
• Thai Massage
• Craniosacral therapy
• Lymphatic release
• Maternity massage
• Birth doula
• Yoga
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Melanie's acupuncture sessions are informed by her 25+ years of experiential knowledge in natural healing, food therapy and movement strategies for vibrant energy.

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Traditional Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
• Western-style Orthopedic Acupuncture
• Cupping & Guasha
• Chinese Herbal Medicine
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Specializing in Women's Health

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Acupuncture
• Moxibustion
• Guasha
• Cupping
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The focus of Alexa's practice is menstrual disorders, digestive disorders, sleep disorders, stress management, and mental health disorders like depression and anxiety.

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Acupuncture & Moxibustion
• Cupping & Guasha
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A practice rooted in traditional East Asian medicine and modern community health advocacy. Se habla Español

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Acupuncture & Moxibustion
• Cupping & Guasha
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Ine's purpose is to use her practice of Chinese Medicine to empower and support her clients on their journey towards a life with more peace and less pain.

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Acupuncture & Moxibustion
• Chinese Herbal Medicine
• Cupping & Guasha
• Yoga
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In connecting with ancestral healing modalities, Rowan aspires to decolonize and queer the wellness field to make medicine more accessible.

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Acupuncture
• Chinese Nutrition Coaching
• Cupping & Gua Sha
• Reiki
• Moxibustion
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Rebecca's practice cultivates an atmosphere of warmth and encouragement, embracing everyone who seeks care and prioritizing their well-being with a focus on physical comfort and emotional balance.

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Acupuncture
• Cupping & Guasha
• Moxibustion
• Microneedling for Facial Rejuvenation
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With a compassionate heart, Laura, supports and guides others who wish to maintain a healthier, more harmonious life, on their path to wellness by offering a personalized approach that is rooted in the belief that physical pain intertwines with emotional discomfort and both require healing.

SERVICES OFFERED:
• Acupuncture (TCM & 5 Element)
• Moxibustion
• Cupping & Guasha
• Tuina (Eastern massage)
• Facial Rejuvenation (Microneedling)
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