Acupuncture is a healing modality that dates back thousands of years. It involves a technique of inserting thin needles into very specific points in the body to improve circulation in your body, regulate the autonomic nervous system, and release natural opioids in the body, alleviating pain and deeply relaxing the mind and body.
The use of a small tool usually made of ceramic or crystal is gently scraped along comprised tissue to help increase circulation and relieve tension. Gua Sha is used to treat scar tissue, adhesions, tension headaches, tinnitus, and general pain.
A widely used therapy with its roots stemming from the acupuncturist's tool box. Cups are placed on the body to pull up compromised tissue and allows fresh blood in to heal the area. Cupping is used in the treatment of general tension and muscular pain.