I was born into a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) family and have been exposed to TCM healthcare treatments throughout my life.
After years of studying, I am a certified TCM rehabilitation therapist and moxibustion therapist in China. I have a good knowledge of Pulse Reading, Tongue diagnosis, Scraping, Cupping, Reflexology (foot massage) and Moxibustion therapies and TCM Tuina Massage.
To help women clients, I start with a pulse reading and tongue diagnosis then apply a rounded approach to treatment by combining one or all of the five therapies to suit their physiological characteristics. Woman’s health problems are closely related to liver, spleen and kidney which affect “qi” and blood circulation. My TCM healthcare treatment is also able to reduce gynecological disharmony caused by the increasing pressure of modern lifestyles.
Huang Jing (Anna)
Certified TCM Rehabilitation Therapist (China)
Certified Moxibustion Therapist (China)
MA and PhD degree in Applied Linguistics from Tsinghua University, China
Current PhD student in Education, Victoria University of Wellington
Traditional Chinese Pulse Reading and Tongue Diagnosis
Vacuum Cupping Therapy
Chinese TCM Tuina Massage Therapy
Holographic Meridian Scraping Therapy
Reflexology is a form of treatment/ massage that is applied to the feet. The feet are seen as a micro map of the whole body and through applying pressure to certain areas of the feet, we can effect change at other levels in the body. The Chinese believe that reflexology stimulates the body into healing itself by improving circulation, reducing stress, pain and restoring natural balance. A therapist may massage your big toe and ankle to calm your endocrine and reproductive system, helping relieve PMS or menopausal symptoms.
Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis
Observing the tongue and pulse is part of traditional medicine. A persons imbalances may be detected, then lifestyle advice or treatments can be designed to help encourage self healing.
Moxibustion Therapy is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction as a type of deep-tissue.
Chinese Massage (Tuina)
Tui na literally means “pinch and pull," which refers to a wide range of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapeutic massage and body work. Tui na is not generally used for pleasure, but rather as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony.
Scraping/ Gua Sha
Scraping Therapy known as Gua Sha in China, has been used for 2 thousands of years, is a healing to release the body of qi and blood stagnation. I am using a modernized Bian stone guasha gadget.
Traditionally, a buffalo horn was used to perform the scraping technique, but more common now a porcelain spoon is used. I prefer to use an even more modern piece of equipment (shown below) which is very effective and efficient.
Please note that scraping can look quite painful, but it is minimally painful to receive. It does however look a little unsightly, so please tell me if you want me to avoid certain areas (neck, below elbows etc)
How does Scraping Therapy work?
Scraping Therapy is used to release the body of blood stagnation. Blood stagnation is considered to be the cause of many diseases in TCM. To visualize this, you may want to compare the water from a running stream versus the water in a still stagnant pond. The stagnant pond will be full of gunk, green moss and other growths while the running stream will have clear water. Our entire blood circulation is very similar to this according to TCM.
When the blood is not flowing properly, it starts to become stagnant and creates an environment more suitable for disease.
This is why Scraping is such a useful technique. It can quickly release blockages in your body caused by stagnant blood. It does this because it mimics sweating and promotes body fluid circulation which helps to normalize cellular metabolic processes and release toxic waste from your deep cellular tissues. It also increases blood and qi circulation to help oxidize your cells as well as nourish them.
When should I choose scraping?
You may want to consider scraping if you have pain, aches, tenderness, or tension in the muscles. In my opinion, in the area of pain-relief, scraping therapy is very effective. Scraping is also traditionally used to prevent the common cold, flu, bronchitis, asthma, as well as any other chronic disorders. Hence, we offer this treatment to all those who suffer pain from each parts of the body (head, neck, shoulders, back, legs, and joints ), and RSI (Repetitive Stress Injury) , sciatica and other nerve pain, migraine, rheumatism and many other disorders or dysfunctions.
Will it hurt or damage my skin?
You will only feel a little bit pain of superficial tissues when scraping on unhealthy tissues, and no pain among the healthy tissues. However, you should be ready for a little pain from the treatment, because I will target the right points or trigger areas of the problems.
As we all know, “ Pain is a warning about a problems “. To overcome the obstacles of a cure, you have to learn to work with it. No Pain No Gain!
Although there are some red spots on the skin after the treatment, According to TCM, the red spots mean some toxins or wastes are coming out from the sick tissues. It’s quite different from a bruise or hemorrhage and the red spots will fully disappear within 3 to 10 days due to the promoted metabolism. Also, make sure you drink lots of warm water after the treatment as well as the next couple of days to keep your body well hydrated so that it can properly eliminate toxins released during the treatment.
After Scraping Therapy, you should keep warm (avoiding wind, or sudden change in temperature, cold showers or cold drinks as well) to ensure your body’s boosted metabolism and self-healing process is working well.
Stretching is recommended but not a heavy workout on the day of treatment.In some cases, some people may have a healing reaction ( like feeling sore, tired or even sick ) for a few days. Then afterwards, as the red spots fade, they can feel the improvement throughout body, especially for the problems treated.
After a treatment allow your body to rest in order to get the full detox benefits. This means no drugs, alcohol, sex, fasting, binging, hard labor, strenuous exercises, etc. for the rest of the day.
How often should Scraping Therapy be performed?
1. Be performed once or twice a week, continuing for 3- 4 weeks for better results.2. For general health care, it is recommended once a month.