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, helping to improve circulation, relax muscle spasms and constraint and free intracellular waste and debris.
Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In more recent times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced. Cupping relieves muscles tension, chronic and acute aches and pains and can aid in shortening the recovery time from an injury or rigorous activity or training and repetitive use.
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.
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