Moxa and Cupping
Moxa is a herbal substance commonly known as mugwort (AiYe in Chinese), which has a unique warming / Yang quality . In order to activate these properties the moxa herb is ignited and positioned at about one inch away from the surface of the skin, as to bring warmth to the desired acupuncture point. Moxibustion therapy is most often integrated into an acupuncture session.
Cupping disperses and moves Qi and Blood by exerting suction and pressure on the prescribed area. Cupping is a safe, non-invasive, and an inexpensive technique, which practitioners use to treat a myriad of conditions, like colds & flus, upper respiratory infections, and problems of the internal organs.