Cupping is one of the oldest methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
The treatment is predominantly used to disperse stagnation and expel pathogenic factors up to 4 inches into the skin tissue of the body in order to promote the circulation of the blood and Qi flow.
Cupping addresses all of the below by means of suction using a vacuumed cup placed onto the affected area for treatment purposes.
Increases peristaltic movements and the secretion of the digestive fluids.
Either oil or honey can be used.
Cupping helps realign and balance ligaments and bones.
The 14 Meridians are connected to the organs. When particular points are stimulated it will affect the organs, stagnant blood and body fluids. It will also stimulate the circulation of the blood and the nervous system.
These effects have a profound impact on stiff and aching muscles, activating the secretion of synovial fluids thereby alleviating joint stiffness.
The skin is the largest organ of the body containing blood, lymph supply as well as nerves. Cupping stimulates all of these processes.
Central nervous system and Peripheral nervous system balance.
Moxibustion (Chinese: 灸; pinyin: jiǔ)
Is a Traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort (moxa) near the surface of the skin over an inflamed or affected area to stimulate specific acupuncture points of the body.
The term is derived from the Japanese "mogusa" meaning herb (mugwort is a spongy herb, to faciliate healing) and the Latin 'bustion" meaning burning.
Moxa helps draw heat from the body to invigorate the flow of Qi and can be used around joints to warm them and ease aches and pains.
It can also ease swelling and congestion as it clears the blockages in the acupuncture points.