Moxa, Cupping, Gua Sha
MOXIBUSTION: The therapeutic effect of moxa comes in the manner of warming the channels to scatter cold, dispel damp, drain heat, and unblock stagnation, assisting with nourishing and constricting and to move or raise energy. Moxa has wide ranging benefits from maintaining smooth circulation, relieving pain by clearing blockages, nourishing to strengthen the immune and raising and lifting the mood to calm the mind. This invaluable therapy has been practiced alongside acupuncture for the past 3000 years.
CUPPING: Cupping has numerous benefits - it can help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and Qi to the affected area and throughout the body. It often works wonders for patients with the flu, colds, coughs, back and muscle pain, poor circulation, anxiety, red itchy skin conditions (though cups are not applied to inflamed areas), allergies, fevers, aches and myriad of other pains. Cupping is applied to certain acupuncture points, channels as well as regions or the body that are affected by pain. This suction can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow and calm the nervous system. It’s widely believed that the increased blood flow results in a mild immune response and release of the fascia with eases muscle pain and promotes circulation.
GUA SHA: This technique treats pain, impaired movement, is used for the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, digestive and respiratory problems and chronic disorders. Gua Sha is loosely translated to “sand scrapping” can increase microperfusion ar the body’s surface that stimulates immune and anti-inflammatory responses. These effects can last for days after treatment. Gua Sha can radically increase micro perfusion at the body’s surface that simulates immune and anti -inflammatory responses. These effects can last for days after treatment.