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  • Gua Sha Stone Massage
  • Herbal Preparations
  • Pain Management for PMS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic medical problems, arthritis,  back pain and migraine.
  • Treatment for chronic yeast syndrome, urinary incontinence, sleep disturbances, hormone imbalance, weight loss, post-partum wellness, dry mouth and dry eyes.  
  • Acupuncture for asthma, sinusitis, the immune system, facial toning, digestive disorders and detoxification.

 

 

Gua Sha is a powerful yet simple and safe form of massage. It has many usages in the healing and evaluation of the body. The people in the small villages and towns of China have practiced it in for centuries. It is safe for children and the elderly.

Gua means to scrape or rub. Sha is defined as stagnant cellular material that builds up in the muscles and tissues, possibly working like a thin layer to prevent the pores from removing the toxins from the body. This blocks the flow of lymph and waste materials from the body and causes Qi (Chi), the Chinese word for energy, to become stagnant in the body. Stagnant Qi is a principal cause of pain on both physical and emotional levels. 

The process of Gua Sha creates a suction that draws the sha from between cells both superficial and deep to the surface layers of the body. Your skin, an effective elimination organ, eliminates the toxin from your body. There are no Western methods capable of removing sha. Shiatsu and other massages are similar in some ways to Gua Sha, but they do not have its spiritual and energetic abilities.

 

 Frequently Asked Questions

About Gua Sha Massage

Does it hurt?

It depends on the amount of toxins and trapped emotions in your body. If your Qi is stagnant or blocked there may be more tenderness or discomfort. The higher your state of discomfort the greater the number of toxins you have trapped in your body. It is a wonderful feeling to experience the movement of Qi. You will not have to wonder if Qi exists when you the power of Qi.

How long will my skin be red or discolored?

It may take to 3-7 days for the skin and blood to eliminate the toxins. The toxins in the blood are eliminated through the bowels and urine. So if your colon is blocked or your kidneys are weak, the removal will be incomplete and may even be recycled. Therefore, if you are sore and discolored you know that you need to cleanse your blood and bowels and build up your kidneys’ Qi to effectively remove the toxins from your body. Most patients clear their skin within 36 hours.

    Why am I tender after Gua Sha? You have a lot of blocked toxins or stagnant Qi due to stress, emotional deposits in your muscles, your particular lifestyle and / or genetic makeup. 

   I've heard a healing crisis sometimes follows a Gua Sha treatment. What is this like?

 Sometimes when commencing a wellness program the release of the toxins will cause you to feel fatigue, sad or depressed. Usually these feelings pass within 24 to 36 hours. It indicates that you need another Gua Sha treatment within 24 to 48 hours.  

  Will I need Gua Sha Massage for the rest of my life?

 If you want to stay healthy, yes. If you have trouble sleeping, catch colds easily or have asthma, allergies or gastro-intestinal disorders, you will find regular Gua Sha Stone Massage very beneficial. Gua Sha Stone Massage gets your Qi moving to help heal your ailments and bring balance and harmony to your body.

 

I have been doing Gua Sha Stone Massage for approximately eight years. During this time, I have seen how the technique helps maintain one's wellness and restore one's balance. It also helps me to evaluate a patient's degree of balance or imbalance. 

I have been told of unusual releases on all levels: spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. The body may appear battered and bruised. My reply to my patients on this matter is:

                                    Better external and leaving than internal and staying.

                                    It’s your decision…

                                    It’s all about keeping the Qi moving.

It does a body good.

 

Herbal Program

 My herbal program is customized to meet your individual needs. I have the ability to give you fresh herbal formulas in the form of powerful tinctures. It is the spiritual and energetic properties of the fresh tinctures that make them so powerful and dynamic.

 

Pain Management  

I can manage your chronic pain with acupuncture, fresh herbal tinctures, and hypnosis. This powerful triad of managerial tools  helps bring balance back to the body.

My philosophy is to treat what is treatable and help you learn coping skills for what is not treatable. If you have chronic pain, I will help you learn to live your life instead of living your pain. To fully recover from pain, you must make recovery your full time job.

The body is very adept at maintaining, healing and restoring itself. The spirit-mind-body connection is very powerful.

 

Urinary Incontinence

Americans spent $12 to $16 billion in the year 2000 on urinary incontinence treatments and products. There is a higher incidence in women. In my opinion, the problem is that we wait to long to initiate urinary continence programs. A urinary continence program should be started after childbirth and between the ages of 40 to  50. We must learn to invest in the kidneys’ Qi and the musculature of the pelvic floor.

 

Postpartum Rebirth  

After giving birth, a woman's pelvic floor muscles are traumatized. The muscles have been overwhelmed with work, trauma and stress and tend to be neglected after childbirth. Recovery is left in the hands of Mother Nature, but we can give her a helping hand. The technology is here. I have developed unique ways to place “love” back into your life.

Hormonal imbalance

Hormones replenishment is a complex problem that requires individual fine-tuning. I employ natural hormones and herbs to help you achieve a healthy state of balance.

Estrogen and progesterone are not the only way to inhibit aging. Herbal formulations can bring harmony into your life. You will be a partner in your treatment. The outcome is much better when you invest in your health.

Immune System Protection

Your immune system acts as the fundamental protector of your health and well-being. If your immune system is weak, most likely the quality of your life may be diminished.

I can provide you with the best that East-West Medicine has to boost your immune system: acupuncture, Gua Sha Stone Massage and herbal products with fresh tinctures. This program is great for those with allergies, asthma, colds, sinusitis as well as providing generalized protection for your body.

 

Anti-aging Program

Anti-aging is a major concern of baby boomers (one baby boomer turns 50 every 7.5 seconds). Longevity is 70% related to lifestyle and genes. My Anti-aging Program incorporates:

1.      Natural hormone enhancement

2.      Optimal nutritional supplementation

3.      Anti-aging exercise

4.      Anti-aging diet

5.      Stress reduction  

 

 

 

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