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Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Many saw cupping, a chinese medicine practice, in the mainstream during the 2016 Olympics. When Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps, appeared on the global stage during his swim meet with circular bruises on his back and legs it gained a lot of attention. Many athletes...

Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Many saw cupping, a chinese medicine practice, in the mainstream during the 2016 Olympics. When Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps, appeared on the global stage during his swim meet with circular bruises on his back and legs it gained a lot of attention. Many athletes are now using cupping to manage pain, muscle tension and even anxiety. As I continue to bring my body back from a pretty significant injury I’ve devoted myself to healing using many modalities.

Locally in San Diego area I see Elizabeth Pasimio at South Bay Family Acupuncture for the greatest care possible. In addition to her gentle spirit and wisdom, when it comes to chinese medicine, I greatly appreciate her attention to mind, body, spirit focused care.

Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin to disperse and break up stagnation and congestion by drawing congested blood, energy or other humors to the surface.The old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of Qi, or vital energy, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm, and blood.

If pain is the essence of disease, then suffering is a result of obstructed or irregular flow in the body. Chinese cupping is therefore a method of breaking up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.

WHAT DOES THE SCIENCE SAY:

Here’s a few studies I found regarding cupping: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23762355/https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/pes_synthesis/62/

Cannabis & Pregnancy

Cannabis & Pregnancy

Using Cannabis While Pregnant Does Not Impair Children’s Cognition, Decades Of Studies Suggest via Forbes Read the Article

Welcome To The Kush Nurse

Welcome To The Kush Nurse

Welcome To The Kush Nurse Have questions about Cannabis? Hosted by Cannabis Nurse, Sandra Guynes RN, MSN, "The Kush Nurse" helps educate, advocate, and breakdown the science of marijuana for everyday people. Get high on the facts!

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A Mom evolves with cannabis

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Let’s go global! Was wonderful to share insights and have open discussion with the lovely @cannanursesnetwork colleagues and UK docs.

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I recently have had the privilege of traveling and speaking across the US. The questions during Q&A are always so eye opening. One of the most common themes was that most people do not know that there are THOUSANDS of strains/cultivars of cannabis.

Meaning there are many varieties of plants and each one has a unique profile that can align with or help manage certain conditions or symptoms. Each plant can also provide very different effects.

Why this matters?

Common complaints or concerns I get are from those individuals who had a bad experience with cannabis. 99% of the time these individuals tried edibles or they didn't know what they were consuming.

Join the Kush Class to learn how to find the right plant for your needs and learn more about cannabis medicine. bit.ly/KUSHFAMILY
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Kush Class is a FREE beginner class focused on the essentials of medical cannabis and/or CBD. Class is conducted online via zoom. This is a judgement free and safe space to ask questions regarding plant medicine for health and wellness.

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In this class:

We will discuss case studies and the real world evidence documented over the last 2 years related to patients who used medical cannabis or CBD for various conditions.

What does the science say?

How can it help?

How to consume cannabis?

Who can benefit from plant medicine?

Is it safe?

Wondering where to start? You're already here...see you in class.

Sandra Guynes MSN RN has been a longtime advocate, educator and provider of holistic health to mothers and babies. She works guiding and educating families on medical cannabis, healing our bodies by nurturing our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and finding peace, health and balance that we can pass on for generations.
Sandra is the co-founder of Cannabis Nurses of Color (CNOC). She is also a Director for American Cannabis Nurses Association.
Sandra graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Hampton University and a Master’s in Nursing Education from Walden University. Sandra has taught across the levels of nursing academia from ADN to BSN.
Sandra is a member of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, Cannabis Nurses Network, and Minority Cannabis Business Association. She practices under The Kush Nurse brand in San Diego, CA.
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A beautiful remembering and loving celebration of native/indigenous folks reposted from @burjushoes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Today we celebrate and honor the Legacy of Native American People. We recognize that this day often comes with a misrepresentation of the historical events that took place hundreds of years ago when European colonizers landed on Native soil that they claimed as their own. We know today that these events are not reflected in the story of Thanksgiving and we choose to recognize the contribution that Native peoples have made to this land: protecting it, nurturing it, sustaining it. We are thankful for the Native community and we continue to fight for native people to see justice, to see reparations for the hundreds of years of exploitation and violence they have faced. We recognize that we all stand on stolen land. We are grateful for our community, and for all those who continue to honor Native Heritage. 🤎🧡⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#celebratenativeheritage #native #indigenous #realhistory #grateful #thanks
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99% of the people I speak with have no idea they have an ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM. The entire role of this system is to maintain balance in our bodies. When we are out of balance due to stress, diet and other factors our body welcomes disease, inflammation and more.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yes cannabis is medicine but it works because we have this system that responds and interacts with the plant. It also produces compounds similar to THC and CBD. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I made a quick video you can download about this system. 🙃https://bit.ly/ECSbasics⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#cannabis #marijuana #weedbasics #endocannabinoid #stress #triggers #inflammation #pain #depression #illness #disease #chronichealth #womenshealth #blackhealth #wellness #selfcare #inspiration #generationalhealth
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