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Moxibustion

Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineMoxibustion 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 treatment.

Cupping

Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineCupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. 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 also been introduced. This method is often combined with an acupuncture treatment.

Gua Sha

Also known as spooning or coining, a ceramic spoon or another tool is used to scoop the skin in rhymic motion. This technique promotes the circulation of blood and "qi",  relieving tension and discomfort. This method is often combined with an acupuncture treatment.

E-Stim

E-stim involves attaching wires to acupuncture needles and stimulating the selected acupuncture points with various electrical currents. An extremely effective method for pain reduction, E-Stim is often used in various orthopedic issues including acute and chronic injury, joint pain, increasing mobility post injury or surgery. It is also an optional method for post-stroke cases and PTSD. The electrical currents are stimulating yet comfortable so that patients are able to relax during the procedure.