Gua Sha & Cupping: A modern interpretation of time-tested and effective practices

by Gord Grant, Ph.D. R.Ac. In my practice, I see many patients who experience considerable improvements in neck or back dysfunction when I combine Chinese bodywork techniques, such as sliding cupping and gua sha, together with acupuncture in the same session. These bodywork techniques initiate physiological healing changes that massage does not. I warn my patients that they may have some awful looking red marks after treatment, especially the first…

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