Different Treatment Modalities in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Cupping: It is used for many ailments including sore muscles, tension, neck pain and the common cold.In this therapy, your acupuncturist will place small glass or plastic “cups” over specific areas on your body. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction. They may be moved over an affected area or left in place. You may leave the office looking as though a large octopus gave you a big hug. There is no need for alarm. The slight redness will quickly dissipate.
Tui Na/Medical Massage: It is used to relieve muscle pain, tension and inflammation and to heal injuries.
Gua Sha: A specialized tool is used to gently scrape or rub the skin over a problem area. Gua Sha feels a bit like deep massage. This too may leave some slight redness that will quickly dissipate.