Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as Moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatments..

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Gua Sha is a form of Asian massage using smooth tools which are traditionally made from water buffalo horn. The term 'Gua' means to scratch or scrape, and 'Sha' means toxicity. The treatment can be used for a wide variety of pain and physical trauma, and is commonly used in sports medicine. At a deeper level, Gua Sha helps release internal toxicity outward through the skin.

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Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as fire cupping, uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have been introduced.

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Chinese herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system in now used to treat everything from the common cold to certain types of cancer.

There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica, of which 300 are commonly used. You will generally receive a mixture of several different herbs in a formula that has been tailored to your condition. Chinese herbs are extremely effective and normally have only mild side effects, however it is very important to tell me about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking so that we can avoid any unwanted interactions with your formula.

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