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At Rowland Heights Medical Center, we specialize in three main types of massage therapies. These are Tui Na, reflexology, and fire cupping. They are unique in their own way and distinct in the method of application.
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Reflexology is a technique in which pressure is applied to specific points on the feet, and sometimes on the hands, to promote relaxation and overall health. According to reflexology specialists, the foot surface contains a coded map of the entire body and that the particular points of the feet correspond to particular organs, glands, and body systems. Applying pressure on these points will help you encourage healthy function of these areas of the body.
Reflexology is usually recommended as an adjunct therapy and cannot be used as the main treatment option for a specific health condition. It is thought to be particularly helpful for the management of stress-induced conditions, including headaches and digestive disorders.
You can also use reflexology for the treatment of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome, various skin conditions, and for the management of chronic pain conditions, such as sciatica and arthritis.
Tui Na is a Chinese form of manipulative therapy. It is usually used along with acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbalism, T'ai Chi, and Qigong. It is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial art principles in an attempt to bring into balance the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The practitioner will brush, knead, roll / press, and rub the area between each of the joints to open the body's defensive (wei) chi. This will help to get the energy moving in the meridians and the muscles.
Tui Na is an important and integral part of TCM and is taught in schools as a part of formal training in the field of Oriental medicine. It has a close connection with traditional Chinese massage techniques.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Practitioners believe this mobilizes the blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or through the actions of mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps).
According to proponents of traditional Chinese medicine, creating a vacuum on your skin is thought to help improve the blood flow by improving qi flow and can be used to treat respiratory diseases such as common cold, pneumonia, and bronchitis.
Cupping can be used to manage a wide range of medical conditions, such as blood disorders, rheumatic diseases, fertility and gynecological disorders, skin problems (eczema and acne), as well as improve general physical and psychological well-being.