Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (energy) and Xue (blood) through distinct meridians or pathways that cover the body somewhat like nerves and blood vessels. Acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where it is deficient and away from where it is excess. In this way acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious energetic balance of the body and helps produce a mental and physical state of relaxation which helps combat the stress of disease.
Acupuncture can also give relief from:
Dating back to ancient cultures a flammable substance is lit inside special cups which are then placed on the skin creating suction. The suction from the cupping facilitates healing with blood flow and can help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, loosen muscles, relaxation and well-being.
Cupping is used to relieve:
Intended to warm and invigorate the the flow of QI in the body, Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy where "moxa", dried leafy Chinese mugwort plant, is burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The moxa stick is held over specific areas sometimes coordinating with acupuncture points. The effectiveness of Moxibustion and Acupuncture increase when used together.
Moxibustion is used for:
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