What is meridian therapy?
Meridian Therapy is manipulation of acupuncture channels by means of cupping, Tuina or Gui sha or other devices.
Cupping is another type of treatment. This is a method of stimulating acupuncture points by applying suction through a metal, wood or glass cup, in which a partial vacuum has been created. This technique produces blood congestion at the site, and therefore stimulates it. Cupping is used for low backache, sprains, soft tissue injuries, and helping relieve fluid from the lungs in chronic bronchitis.
Tuina is a massage technique that stimulates the meridians and facilitates the flow of Qi and Blood.
Gua Sha is a gentle scraping of the skin surface using a special tool to increase circulation to the area and release toxins. The skin will become red and bruise-like. The marks will disappear in 48-72 hours.