I think people often expect that Chinese Medicine is most effective for sports injuries and the like; however anxiety and stress management are close to the top of the list for sought after treatments.
Stress relief from a crazy corporate job was what worked so effectively for myself that I went back to University to change careers and become an acupuncturist. So it goes without saying that treating, stress and anxiety are some of my favourite courses of treatment.
A good article on cupping, great for tight shoulders, relieving a cold and aiding the body to remove toxins. Interestingly, the more you needed it, the darker the marks will be temporarily left on the skin’s surface!
Cupping is thousands of years old and it is not exclusive to the Chinese.
Research indicates that Back Pain is successfully treated with Acupuncture. Good results can be expected for acute lower back pain, neck pain and sciatica. We use several different techniques which improves circulation, blocks the pain signal to the brain and breaks up stagnation such as knots and trigger points.
Acupuncture reduces or eliminates lower back pain for patients with lumbar strain, muscle spasms, or disc herniations.
Very informative, stretching is integral to doing any exercise which keeps us fit and in Chinese Medicine moves qi to maintain balance and prevent stagnation. These pics help you choose the best stretches for your tight muscles.