Adjunctive Therapy

Cupping

Cupping is a therapy in which jars are attached to the skin through vacuum to promote the free flow of Qi and Blood in the meridians, dispel cold dampness, and diminish swellings and pains.

Cupping usually treats:

  • Pain on the shoulders, lower back, and leg
  • Stomach aches
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughs
  • Asthma
  • Weight loss
  • Stiff neck
  • Muscle tightness
  • Soreness of the shoulder and back

GuaSha

GuaSha is an East Asian healing technique. The skin is scratched or scraped with a smooth-edged instrument in order to elicit a redness of the skin (sha). When a patient has pain, aching, tightness and/or a knotty feeling in the muscles and has a sign of ‘sha’.

GusSha’s Benefits:

  • Removes local obstruction of blood and fluids in the muscle or joints
  • Common cold and flu
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma

Moxibustion

Moxibustion (moxa) is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that treats and prevents diseases by the combustion of different materials to points or specific locations of the human body. The most often used herb is mugwort (Aiye, Artemisia vulgaris) whose nature is hot and can be used internally or externally.

Benefits of Moxibustion include:

  • Warm meridians and expel colds
  • Induce the smooth flow of Qi and blood
  • Strengthen Yang
  • Boost immune system
  • Prevent diseases and keep the body healthy

What are the methods of Moxibustion?

  • Moxa cones
  • Moxa stick
  • Moxa box
  • Thread moxa
  • Liquid
  • Warming needle technique, and
  • Heated needle technique to be used on various parts of the body directly or indirectly