Cupping, Moxa & Gua Sha Therapy
Wednesdays 1`2-7pm appointments avail. Pre-booking required.
Cupping Therapy functions to stimulate and promote the free flow of fluids in the body – Qi, Lymph and blood. This can eliminate blood stagnation that may be causing pain from a deeper layer in the muscle. By creating suction, cupping is used to drain excess fluids and toxins, loosen adhesions, and lift connective tissue, while bringing blood flow to tired, achy skin and muscles, and stimulates the peripheral nervous system. Indications include, but are not exclusive to, the common cold and flue, cough, asthma, headache, dizziness and digestive disorders. (the localized discoloration seen in the pic disappears within a few days. You may have heard about ‘Face Cupping’ which has become trendy amongst celebrities as a way to bring stimulation, blood flow and eliminate inflammation on the face.
MOXA THERAPY has numerous benefits – and we will focus on Mentrual Conditions and the Prevention of Colds/Flu in this clinic. You will also leave with instructions on using Moxa Therapy on your own for your own conditions.
Moxa (burned mugwort herb) The heat from the mona therapy can improve circulation, blood and lymph flow to areas of the body, reducing pain and inflammation.
-Decreases healing time of injuries- When more blood, Qi, and Lymph are brought to ares of the body that are in pain or injured, healing times are reduced and more mobility is seen.
-Improves Arthritic pain
-Improvements in Headaches/ Decrease in Migraines- Studies have shown improvements in duration and intensity of migraines when using moxibustion.
–Gynecological issues/ Menstrual pain- Moxa is often used on specific points throughout the body to help alleviate symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle. This herb has an affinity toward the uterus.
-Turning Breech position of fetus- One of Moxas most well known indications is to help turn breech position babies during pregnancy. This simple and effective technique is highly regarded within gynecology.
-Boosts immunity/ Protects against flus and colds- Moxa is often used on specific points throughout the body to help boost immunity and shorten the duration of flus and colds. Studies have shown that moxa done on the acupuncture point ST 36 helps to increase white blood cell count almost immediately after the treatment.
-Improvements from digestive complaints- It is extremely effective for conditions such as abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
-Vitality Boosting/Longevity promoting benefits- There is a robust history from ancient China and Japan that talks about the daily usage of moxibustion on an acupuncture point called Stomach 36 (Zu San Li).
GUASHA THERAPY Although pain is a common indication for gua-sha, research has shown that it produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect making it an effective therapy for fever, asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, nausea, stiffness, fibromyalgia, sprains, muscles spasms. Face Gua She has become popular for creating blood-flow and vibrancy to the face.