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Moxibustion

Other Modalities - Shelly Boronda, LAc in Arroyo Grande, CAMoxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

Gua Sha

 Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Sometimes Shelly Boronda, L.Ac. offers Acupuncture in Arroyo Grande, CA called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface.  Similar to cupping therapy, gua sha can produce small red petechiae which fade in 2 to 4 days. Modern research shows Gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment. This accounts for its effect on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, etc., and why Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders including liver inflammation in hepatitis.                                                

Qigong

Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.

 

 

 

 

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SHELLY BORONDA, L.A.c                           805.712.1557      

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