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What are these Hickey marks, and why do they make the pain go away?

 by Leta Herman   Cupping Therapy has been in the news for the past year, since Michael Phelps sported his “Circles of Red” marks on his back from an ancient technique that is supposed to relieve pain and promote overall health. Celebrities, like Katy Perry, had already embraced Cupping for treating pain, weight loss, and even […]

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The Not-So-Smart-Phone Neck

This is the era of the smart phone (iPhone, iPad, Android)… it doesn’t matter what type of device it is, overuse is just not smart!  They all have one thing in common… we spend a ton of time looking down! Look up for a minute and look around you! Everywhere you go people are bent […]

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Gua Sha is the New Cupping!

Cupping has made it to the big time this past summer! Olympians like Michael Phelps and other top athletes and celebs have made Cupping famous. But, hey, however, what about its close cousin… Gua Sha? Turns out, this ancient healing art is doing just fine in the athlete and celeb world. We have read that […]

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Circles of gold…and purple. Cupping goes to the Olympics!

It’s all over the news…Olympians like Michael Phelps are showing off their purple cupping marks to the public! Everyone is abuzz with questions and concerns about this (ahem) “NEW” technique. New? How about 2,000 years old “new”? Chinese Medicine has been cupping people for thousands of years. Most of the articles I’ve read are quoting […]

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The Fascia and the Furious – Gua Sha Time-Lapsed

“In my opinion based on years of practice, I believe Gua Sha is an energetic technique.”  — Leta Herman We hope you enjoy this fun time-lapse we like to call “The Fascia and the Furious” video of a simple Gua Sha treatment. (This treatment in “real time” took about 15 minutes.) Many people ask me […]

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Why Chinese Medicine and Gua Sha are Amazing for Arthritis

In order to understand why Chinese Medicine can help heal arthritis, it’s important to first understand the theory of why arthritis happens in the first place. This is a very simplified version for this blog post. I could write about this all day. Chinese Medicine theory believes that our bodies have a natural ability to expel most […]

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Say Yes to Gua Sha and No to Carpal Tunnel

Whenever I hear the phrase “carpal tunnel” from a client, I go to my desk and pull out my Gua Sha spoon, and just smile! Why? Because by the next time I see them, they usually aren’t talking about carpal tunnel anymore or they come in raving about how great their arms feel! Why? Over […]

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Gua Sha Those Shin Splints Away

“My shins are killing me. I can hardly walk, HELP!” Lisa exclaimed. “And I was so excited about walking. Now I’m so disappointed that I can barely walk to the bathroom!” She went on and on. “Can you get on the table?” I asked her, as I was already heading for my trusty Gua Sha […]

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Gua Sha to the Rescue this Cold Season

            Gua Sha is an ancient technique that is considered a type of folk medicine, which means general “folk” would do it for their families and friends and pass it down from generation to generation. There was no real formal training back then. Families just used it accordingly and the […]

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