Cupping and Moxibustion

Cupping

Cupping Therapy

Cupping and Moxabustion are often combined with Acupuncture and Massage treatments. Cupping therapy can be very effective for releasing deep rooted tension in the muscles of the back and neck. This is a very common area of tension for most people and releasing it can have profound rejuvenating effects on the mind and body.

Traditionally heat is used inside the Cup to create a vacuum which draws the skin up. The effect of the Cupping attempts to draw out any stagnant blood and lymph fluid from of the muscle tissue. When this stagnant fluid is drawn out to the surface of the skin, fresh blood and lymph fluid flood the muscle tissue giving it an increased supply of oxygen and nutrients.

Cupping is commonly used for chronic aches and pains characterised by stiffness and immobility. Traditionally glass Cups are used and a flame is passed around inside to heat the Cup. The flame is withdrawn and the Cup is quickly placed on the skin. In the modern day we also use plastic Cupping sets with a suction pump.

Moxabustion

Acupuncture for the back with the addition of Kyotoshin Moxabustion  Cupping

Acupuncture for the back with the addition of Kyotoshin Moxabustion

Moxabustion is the practice of burning the herb Moxa (Mugwart) at certain vital points and area’s of the body.

The herb is either burnt on the end of an Acupuncture needle (Kyotoshin) or in small amounts on top of anti-burn cream on the skin (Okyu).

When burnt, the herb sends a gentle sensation of  warmth into the body. The warmth then penetrates the connective tissue and releases any area’s of tension and hardness.

Moxa is generally used to treat cold type conditions however it also has a powerful and relaxing effect on the nervous system and can calm the mind in cases of stress or anxiety.

It is very commonly used and can be effective for fertility treatments, immune weakness and circulation issues.

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