Gua Sha involves scraping the skin with a smooth tool made from crystal, jade, or other materials, resulting in improved blood flow and a reduction in inflammation. The benefits of gua sha extend beyond pain relief. It can also promote the body's natural healing mechanisms and reduce tension, stress, and anxiety.
Cupping has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of conditions. This gentle and non-invasive therapy involves placing cups on the skin and creating a suction that draws blood and other fluids to the surface. The result is improved circulation, reduced inflammation, and a boost in the body's natural healing processes. Whether you're seeking relief from chronic pain or simply looking to enhance your overall health and well-being, cupping therapy is an excellent choice.
The term "Tui Na" translates to "push and grasp," which reflects the various techniques used during the treatment. Tuina has been practiced for thousands of years and is used to treat a wide range of health issues, including musculoskeletal conditions, digestive disorders, and stress-related problems.
Tui Na combines the use of manual manipulations, acupressure, and massage techniques to stimulate specific acupoints, meridians, and muscle groups. By doing so, it aims to regulate the flow of Qi (vital energy) and blood, release tension, and promote the body's natural healing processes. Some of the techniques used in Tui Na include kneading, pressing, rolling, and various passive and active stretching movements.
Ear seeds are an innovative form of therapy that harnesses the power of auriculotherapy to help heal the body. These small seeds or beads are placed on specific locations on the outer ear, using adhesive tape or magnets. Ear seeds can be used to provide relief for a variety of conditions including pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and addiction. They are gentle, non-invasive, and provide a natural approach to healthcare.
Li Fu (Sally), is a Registered Acupunctursit (R.Ac) and a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R. TCMP) with good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
She believes a physician’s job is to bring back the balance so the body can heal itself. She can help patients in the following areas:
Sally loves to share her nutrition and life style tips from the Chinese Medicine point of view. To her, Chinese Medicine is a way of living. Ultimate health and happiness is achieved through harmony and balance within oneself, with the people around us, as well as with the direct environment one is in.
The modalities Sally likes to incorporate in her treatment include: acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tuina manual therapy, cupping, Gua Sha (skin scraping), ear seeds, essential oils and so on.