What is this workshop about?
Breast health is one of the most important things, especially in women. Many women begin to feel breast tenderness about 3-5 days before menstruation and some even experience lumps on their breasts. This tenderness can get more pronounced during this period your menstruation gets closer.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory maintains that premenstrual breast tenderness is linked to emotional stress, excessive thinking, and depression. These things interrupt the smooth flow of chi and energy in the liver while excessive thinking directly affects the spleen's ability to function normally.
If the liver and spleen are not working at their full capacity, our bodies create more phlegm and stagnation. This can cause breast lumps, pain, and other diseases. By using Gua Sha and scraping on the liver and spleen meridian channels while simultaneously activating breast acupressure points, you can soothe liver stagnation in the body, dispel phlegm, regulate the movement of chi in the liver, and reduce obstruction to the mammary duct. Practicing Gua Sha techniques can reduce and even remove the pain and lumps on the breast.
Video + Guide
Neck & Shoulder GuaSha
Heart Meridian GuaSha
acupressure Point Stimulation
acupressure Point Stimulation
Tai Chi Breathing
You can use either your hands or your GuaSha tools for this workshop. Have your favorite body oil ready, wear comfortable clothing, and get started!
This workshop starts by introducing you to Chinese culture and its rich history of GuaSha, including its benefits. You will learn about the Qi and Meridian System, as well as the lymphatic system, and how they work in the body. Then we will go over the precautions of GuaSha to make sure you feel comfortable before starting.
As you work through the steps, you will begin to see how your body is connected. This part of our workshops covers why liver maintenance is important and its connection to your breast health.
In this portion of the video, you will be given a detailed demonstration of the liver detox. Follow along as Dr. Laurel shows you what to do to optimize these benefits.
In this segment of the workshop, Dr. Laurel teaches you the detailed breast Gua Sha techniques for directly improving your breast health.
This section covers the spleen and liver acupressure points. Dr. Laurel provides a detailed demonstration with steps on how to stimulate breast health related acupressure points.
In the final segment of the workshop, Dr. Laurel teaches you the Tai Chi breathing , These steps are demonstrated for you so you can practice at home and begin to feel better!
About Dr. Laurel
Dr. Laurel is a licensed acupuncturist and TCM practitioner. She has graduated from renowned universities, both in China and Canada, majoring in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She practices as a herbalist and board-licensed acupuncturist with the College and Association of Acupuncturists in Alberta (CAAA) and as a Registered Traditional TuiNa massage therapist with Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC). She came to Canada in 2013, and began work in a bustling acupuncture clinic.
Over the eight years that she has worked there, she has treated thousands of patients through acupuncture, herbal medicine, GuaSha tools, TuiNa, and other remedies. on how to scrape so you can fix targeted eye issues.