Lizzo is known for her empowering pop music that makes us feel ready to take on any occasion. So, it makes sense that the singer who preaches self-love would also be all about that self-care.  

Outside of performing, Lizzo is a big advocate of Chinese medicine. In a recent video posted to her TikTok, she performs Gua Sha on her face and exclaims that she is grateful to Chinese and Eastern medicine for always being the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time).  

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Duet in a week to see what my gua sha results are!

♬ Brown Skin Girl – Spackles

In an interview with David Letterman on his Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Lizzo revealed that she also frequently uses acupuncture and meditation to help combat her anxiety.  

Chinese and Eastern medicine provide a variety of everyday benefits that can leave you… how Lizzo would put it…. “feeling good as hell.”  These ancient practices can also combat long-term issues and help patients live better lives.  

Lizzo is a testament to the numerous benefits Eastern medicine can have on our physical and mental health. If you want to follow in the steps of Lizzo’s self-care routine, here is a list of 4 steps on how you can incorporate Chinese and Eastern medicine into your life. 

Gua Sha 

Hand holding jade Gua Sha massage stone.Gua sha is a holistic therapy and popular ancient Chinese healing method. The treatment involves scraping skin with a massage tool to stimulate specific areas of the body. This helps the body improve blood circulation and break up scar tissue.  

As explained by Healthline in an article on gua sha, the practice is meant to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is the root cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain.  

Gua sha can be performed throughout the body commonly in the back, shoulders, arms and legs. As demonstrated by Lizzo, it can also be done gently on the face.  

Many tools such as jade-rollers or massage combs are sold online for you to perform gua sha at home. For more serious treatment, it is best to see a certified professional who can give you a comprehensive assessment. At our clinics we offer gua sha treatment during acupuncture sessions, as recommended by your provider. 

Acupressure and Ear Seeds 

Acupressure is using pressure on the same points on the body that are used in acupuncture, just without the needles. This can be done at home using one or two fingers to stimulate circulation with steady pressure and small circular motions.

It is a type of self-massage that can help relieve daily discomforts. Many acupuncture points are located on muscle bellies, so they are easy to find on your own.

On our website, we have several articles outlining how acupressure can be effective at treating headaches and infertility.

Ear seeds are another method for at home acupuncture treatment. With instruction from a care provider, ear seeds can be used to stimulate pressure points in the ear. This can help balance hormones and regulate blood flow.

These at-home acupuncture tools can be purchased from our online store. Ear seeds and acupressure are a great way to try out Eastern medicine at home and being enjoying the health benefits that it provides.  

Herbal Medicine 

Herbs have been used for healing and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. They are filled with anti-viral properties and antioxidants which help to give your body an extra boost. Herbal medicine comes in a variety of forms such as using dry herbs or even simply drinking chamomile tea.

Through our online store, we sell liquid herb mixtures that can be used for additional healing benefits. Herbal medicine can be done at home with teas, dry herbs, and supplements.

However, when taking herbs for medical treatment it is always crucial to consult with a licensed practitioner first to ensure that the doses will be balanced with your body. Our herbalists at Aligned Modern Health are available through a scheduled consultation where they can help you explore what herbs might be best for your daily routine.  

Acupuncture Treatment  

Countless patients have found life-changing results through acupuncture treatment. The practice involves stimulating blood circulation by inserting tiny needles into the body.

Acupuncture is rooted in thousands of years of Chinese history and helps to correct bodily imbalances by external factors such as stress, toxins. and injury.

Consistent acupuncture treatment has successfully helped many people combat infertility, anxiety, and chronic pain. Acupuncture should not be performed at home and should always be done with a certified acupuncturist.

Each of our clinics is staffed with an acupuncturist, who are all eager to help their patients improve their lives using the ancient Chinese healing practice. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, complete the form below. Adding even one acupuncture treatment to your monthly self-care routine can go a long way in improving your physical and mental health. 

 

The four points listed here are only a few ways to bring Eastern medicine into your life. Our clinics offer a variety of services that you can explore to dive into natural treatments and find what works best for you.  

You will quickly agree with Lizzo in saying that Eastern and Chinese medicine is the G.O.A.T when it comes to self-care and wellness. To begin your own Eastern medicine journey, complete the form below to connect with our team for a free consultation or appointment! 

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