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  • Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles or using superficial skin contact tools, such as enshin and teishin, to stimulate acupuncture points and channels on the body. These channels are areas of high electrical conductivity and low resistance separate from lymph and blood systems. When the channels function properly, the body functions to its optimal potential.
  • Guasha is a method of scraping the skin repeatedly using a smooth thin object. Traditionally porcelain spoons were used for this purpose. Some cultures also use coins. The term “coining” is the same as guasha.
  • Cupping involves creating suction within a glass or silicon cup and applying the cup to the skin. Stagnation will rise to the surface for the body to metabolize. Cupping also creates space between layers of connective tissue.
  • Ion-pumping cords are fine copper wire, insulated cords that channel electrons in one direction, from an area of excess to an area of deficiency. The body is its own power source in this technique.
  • Electro-acupuncture sends electric current from a small machine (which feels like a gentle tapping or tingling sensation) through the needles inserted at acupuncture points.
  • Bodywork practices include Tuina and Shiatsu, which are performed fully clothed during a treatment. Tuina increases space and improves circulation around muscles. Shiatsu involves a relaxing system of deep, yet gentle, pressure points covering the body to stimulate proper circulation.
  • Meditation is the practice of mindfully being.
  • Qi gong is a way of moving energy around the body and reinforcing healthy posture. It improves proprioception and strength in a gentle way.