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Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special 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 been introduced and are useful for tight areas such as the neck.

Electro-Acupuncture

Electro-acupuncture is the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints. It was developed in China as an extension of hand manipulation of acupuncture needles around 1934. The procedure for electro-acupuncture is to insert the acupuncture needle and then attach an electrode to the needle to provide continued stimulation. I have personally witnessed this application of electro-acupuncture to be very effective for chronic and stubborn pain syndromes such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and for many neck and knee pain symptoms.

Moxibustion

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupping is very effective for tight muscles
 

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9832 N Hayden Rd., Ste. 215 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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