5 Traditional Chinese Medicines That Work

1. Acupuncture

Acupunture has been around for many years, the practices focuses on your qi or what can be called your life force and insert very thin needles which should stimulate the qi and correct whatever imbalances that might be there. Acupunture has been proven to decrease inflammation, increase circulation and even relieve pain.

2. Cupping

Cupping is the use of plastic or glass cups on the skin which creates a vacuum that will pull the blood to the surface of the skin. This is useful for respiratory disorders, increased circulation and pain management, it also increases the acceleration of detoxification and reducing any inflammation or swelling.

3. Qi Gong

This is the combination of qi meaning the life force and gong meaning the skill through practice, basically it is incorporating exercise into meditation. The use of posture, breathing techniques, self – massage, movement and sound.

4. Auriculotherapy

The external section of the ear has connections to various organs and sections of the body. It involves acupressure and acupunture to assist in relieving the health issues.

5. Gua Sha

Gua sha is a technique in which the skin is stroked and pressed with an object to create “sha,” temporary petechiae or a purplish color which looks like light bruising. This happens because of movement of blood cells from capillaries to surrounding tissue.