Acupuncture consists of inserting hair thin, sterile, and stainless-steel needles into specific points on the body known as acupuncture points. The acupuncture points are located on channels that are interconnected throughout your body. Each channel and its paired organ have certain TCM physiologic function which can lead to disease when compromised. Stimulating specific acupuncture points can correct physiologic dysfunctions
which results in a healing response. Acupuncture also promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being through the release of endorphins and other beneficial neurotransmitters.
Cupping is an effective and safe technique used to relieve pain. It consists of selectively placing plastic or glass cups on acupuncture points that are
suctioned to the skin. You will feel a localized pressure that goes away when the cups are removed. Cupping leaves marks on the skin that vary in color
from pink to dark purple that go away within a few days to a couple of weeks.
Cupping causes tissues to release toxins, stimulates the lymphatic system, clears colon blockages, and activates and clears arteries, veins and capillaries.
Cupping is also used for chronic or acute pain, stress, respiratory disorders, and the common cold.
Moxa is a form of heat therapy used to stimulate the flow of blood and is applied over certain acupuncture points to activate certain meridians.
Moxa is made from the dried leaves of the Artemisia vulgaris plant, commonly known as mugwort, and is rolled into sticks.