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Other Therapies

** All of the therapies listed below are non-insertive modalities and when used alone, do not involve the insertion of acupuncture needles **


Cupping is an ancient technique that involves cups being applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction acts as a vacuum and draws the superficial tissues into the cup, creating space to help free stagnation, increase circulation, and stimulate the body's healing response. The cups may either be left in place or moved along the body.

Cupping helps to bring old, stagnated blood and toxins to the surface and allows fresh blood, lymph, oxygen, and nutrients to enter and begin to heal the local area. Cupping allows us to pull blockages out of the deeper levels of tissues and helps to bring it to the surface so the body can more easily eliminate the stagnation and build-up of toxins through the capillary system.

Cupping is used in TCM for a variety of reasons including pain, digestive issues, irregular menstruation, respiratory problems, cellulite, and skin issues.


Moxibustion involves the act of warming acupuncture points and body areas with dried mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion is used in a variety of ways to strengthen the body, stimulate circulation, and to help warm, soften, and relax areas of stagnation and tightness. It promotes the smooth flow of qi and blood in the body and depending on how it is used, moxa is able to address and balance both excess and deficiency conditions in the body. Moxibustion is a safe, non-invasive technique that may be used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture and bodywork sessions. Receiving moxibustion therapy is warming and pleasant.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a TCM technique that involves the scraping of the skin with a massage tool to improve circulation and free stagnation. In gua sha, the superficial tissues are stimulated to encourage microcirculation in order to promote body's healing response. Gua Sha helps to break up adhesions and knots so that healing can occur. 


Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally used to cultivate and balance qi in the body. The practice involves gentle movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes the healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

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