Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special glass 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.
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.
Acupuncture points are stimulated using a safe, gentle electrical current.
Some of its common use is for stopping pain and straightening weak muscles. It also helps with chronic muscle-skeletal injury and paralysis, calms the mind, improves circulation, reduces swelling, edema and moves dampness in the body.
Red/NIR LED Light Therapy
Red and Near Infrared (NIR) is unique and quite unlike any other low level light therapy device available today. Based on NASA research, Red and NIR delivers blue, red and near – infrared light energy simultaneously to safely treat a wide variety of conditions. Each wavelength is absorbed by different molecules that act as a signaling mechanism for different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria, while others enhance localized circulation.