Moxibustion

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 treatment.

In our clinic, we are using a modern type of moxibustion called Premio. With an equivalent spectrum than the burning moxa, the Premio allows me to practice an effective and safe moxibustion without odor and without toxic smoke.

 

Cupping

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. 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. These are the cups used in our office.

Massage

We are using a professional massaging unit to complement acupuncture and cold laser treatments. 

Please note: Not all modalities are used together during a single appointment necessarily. It depends on your personal treatment requirement.