Acupuncture | Moxibustion | Cupping | Guasha

Cupping is an ancient technique that is still used by modern practitioners. This form of treatment is usually performed as an alternative to acupuncture, moxabustion, Tuina and TDP Lamp therapy. The cups are placed over acupuncture points but they treat a larger area of the body.It is used to treat stagnation in the channels. It can also be very helpful in expelling the external pathogenic factor of cold wind that can invade the lungs.

Air Cupping
The cupping procedure commonly involves creating a small area of low air pressure next to the skin. However, there is variety in the tools used, the method of creating the low pressure, and the procedures followed during the treatment.

Fire Cupping
Fire cupping is a treatment where a cotton ball dipped in 50% or greater alcohol is lit and the cotton ball is then introduced inside of the cup for a brief second. The cup is then placed on the patient. As a small vacuum has been created by the combustion of the oxygen inside the cup, the skin is drawn up into the cup creating a seal. If oil has been applied, the cups can be moved around the patient's body along the "meridians" and at specific points to allegedly help with immune boosting and other "modalities".

Achievement of Cupping:
• Cellulite Reduction
• Releasing Tight, Contracted Muscle Tissue
• Pain Reduction
• Contouring the Face and Body
• Joint Mobilization
• Assisting with Weight Loss Programs
• Lymph Drainage
• Scar Reduction
• Athletic Performance Enhancement
• Detoxification - movement of stagnation
• Skin Toning and Firming
• Pre- and Post-Operative Therapy to Shorten Recovery Time and Enhance Surgical Results

Effectiveness in the conditions below:
• Fibromyalgia
• Poor Circulation
• Sciatica
• Insomnia and Anxiety
• Cellulite
• Toxicity
• Asthma and Pneumonia
• TMJ Dysfunction
• Diabetes
• Parkinson's Disease
• Chronic Pain
• Arthritis
• Menopause
• Neuralgia
• Poorly Nourished Skin and Muscle Tissue
• Lung Inflammation and Congestion
• Migraine, Tension Headaches and Sinusitis
• High Blood Pressure/Low Blood Pressure
• Sluggish Colon and IBS
• Stagnant Lymph and Edema
• Pre- and Post- Operative Conditions
• Athletic Stress and Injury
• Bursitis, Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis
• Scars and Adhesions
• Spider Veins and Varicosities
• Muscular Aches

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