Diem Nguyen Family Acupuncture
 
  1. Bullet  Cupping

Cupping is a non-invasive method of applying acupressure to specific areas of the body by creating a vacuum next to the patient's skin. in traditional chinese medicine, cupping involves placing glass, plastic, or bamboo cups on the skin with a vacuum. cupping creates a sort of reverse massage—applying suction instead of pressure to muscles to relieve tension, blockage, and pain. In addition to musculoskeletal pain, cupping is an effective treatment for many respiratory diseases including the common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis.


Cupping treatment itself is generally painless, or even pleasant in sensation. However some red marks or bruising on the body may occur, since treatment causes blood to be drawn to the surface of the skin. red marks and bruising usually dissipate within a few hours or days.


  1. Bullet  Gua Sha

Gua sha works with acupuncture and the other modalities of traditional chinese medicine to restore balance and health to the body. gua sha involves palpation and stimulation of the skin, working in a stroking method with a round-edged instrument often made of porcelain, jade or bone. the stroking results in the appearance of small red spots on the skin (called sha) that typically fade in two to three days.


Gua sha promotes circulation and metabolic processes providing relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chills, coughing, nausea, and other symptoms. much like cupping, gua sha is effective in the treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory, and digestive problems as well as musculo-skeletal pain.