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Ways to Keep Dad Healthy

Get Dad an Acupuncture session!

For this Father’s day, show Dad just how much you care with the gift that keeps on giving! Acupuncture can help:

  • Reduce Stress: acupuncture stimulates the production of endorphins, a hormone that lowers stress levels. Acupuncture also has relaxing effects, which can help with better sleep quality!

  • Relieve Pain: stop ignoring your pain! Acupuncture provides effective relief from many pain conditions including headaches, back pain, and neck and shoulder pain.

  • Strengthen the Immune System: studies have shown that acupuncture increases the body's production of certain immune cells that ward off cancer.


What is Gua Sha?

You might have seen on social media that Gua Sha can be used as a facial technique to promote lymphatic drainage and help with puffiness in the face. For those who have never heard of Gua Sha before, it is a natural Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy technique widely used by ancient Chinese. The term Gua Sha literally translates to "Scrape Sand". It is believed that by scraping the skin, it stimulates microcirculation of the soft tissue, increases blood flow, and reduces inflammation.

There are many different techniques to Gua Sha. In this video, Dr. Jing shares some of her Gua Sha techniques and tips to achieve health at home, especially if Dad cannot come in for an office visit. Watch the full video below:

While adding Gua Sha into your self-care routine can be beneficial, this will not replace a professional healthcare provider. For more serious conditions, please always consult with your doctor. Caution: avoid Gua Sha if you tend to bruise easily, have dry or irritated skin, or have any open wounds.

For more male health tips, check out our blog post from last Father’s Day: link here

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