Gua Sha

Gua Sha translates to "scraping" is an ancient technique where the skin is lubricated and a tool is used to scrap the skin.  This is usually applied on the neck or back but may also be used in other areas as deemed necessary by the practitioner.  It has many benefits and helps improve circulation and bring new blood to an area.


Cupping is another ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. It has many applications and therapeutic benefits on the muscular level and more. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.


Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (Artemisiae argyi Folium, shortened to 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 an acupuncture treatment.


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.

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.



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Dana Gehlhausen offers Acupuncture in Naperville and Geneva, IL



Dana Gehlhausen, L.Ac., MSOM

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      Naperville, IL 60563

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Geneva, IL 60134

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