THREE TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE TECHNIQUES FOR SKIN

November 20, 2019

Have you done everything to treat your dermatologic albatross? If you have not explored the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine then you still have the opportunity for relief. For centuries Traditional Chinese Medicine has offered relief to anyone through these ancient techniques. 

The following are some techniques that TCM has developed over centuries. They offer a person who suffers from skin issues relief and might also be able to help relieve other issues in tandem. 

  • Moxibustion: According to the online periodical “Acupuncture Today“, Moxibustion is a technique used to strengthen the blood, encourage circulation and promotes general health. The technique is similar to acupuncture, a needle is inserted in the skin to encourage blood flow and health. In addition to the needle, a small spongy herb called mugwort is burned and that actively works in tandem with the needle. Moxibustion works so well to promote movement it is utilized during breech births to reposition a disoriented child. 
  • Cupping: Cupping is not only beneficial to people who suffer from inflammation and swelling, but it’s also a trend that has become popular with many creative types. Glass cups are applied to trouble areas and using either a vacuum or the power of cold and warmth, the skin is gently brought into the glass chamber. The cups are left in place for five to fifteen minutes depending on a variety of factors you can discuss with your clinician. Circular rouge marks are left on the skin but subside after a period of time goes by. 
  • Gua Sha: Gua Sha is a technique that the Chinese have known for hundreds of years but is virtually unknown to most people. Also known as scraping, Gua Sha (pronounced GWAH-SHAW) uses a small tool to encourage circulation and promotes healing to aching parts of the body. The National Institute of Health has done a study on Gua Sha and concluded that it alleviates pain and contributes to a better quality of life. You can read the study here

Rest assured, if you have skin issues, circulation issues, or want to increase your quality of life you should consider Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Sidney Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine has a clinic available with all of the techniques mentioned available to you.

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