Acupuncture is a technique in which specific points of your body are stimulated with very thin needles. It is a gentle way of promoting your body’s natural healing processes. Acupuncture increases blood flow, reduces pain and inflammation, and helps your body maintain homeostasis.
Moxibustion is a technique that involves burning an herb called mugwort (artemesia vulgaris) at acupuncture points. It is often used along with needles to promote healing and warmth. Moxa is great for treating injuries, bruises, and muscle aches. It is also very effective for cramps, scar treatment, and conditions that are improved with warmth.
Cupping therapy is a form of treatment where silicone or glass cups are placed on your body to draw blood to the area and improve circulation. Although cupping is most commonly used for muscular and myofascial pain, it is also very effective for constipation, menstrual cramps, various skin conditions, and many other issues.
Facial cupping is a very gentle form of cupping in which suction glass cups are used on the face and neck area. This increases blood flow and circulation. It is used to improve the appearance and quality of skin, as well as release tension in the facial muscles. Conditions such as TMJ can benefit from facial cupping.
Gua Sha is a gentle skin scraping technique used to increase circulation in a local area. A smooth, sterilized tool is used to stimulate soft tissue in many areas of the body. Gua Sha is useful in reducing inflammation and muscle pain, and several other conditions.