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3 more Therapies from TCM: Cupping, Moxibustion & Heat Therapy

Cupping, Moxibustion & Heat Therapy

cups used for cupping therapy


Cupping is an aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine that places glass or silicone cups on the skin to create a suction. This suction causes the skin, superficial muscles tissues and fascia to be drawn into the cup with negative pressure. The cups can be left on the skin for about 5-10 minutes or can be slowly slid across the skin in a technique called moving cupping.
Cupping is used to remove blockages in the acupuncture meridians, release toxins via the lymphatic system and restore balance in the body. It is especially useful for relieving muscles aches and pains, promoting blood flow to the skin, reducing inflammation and boosting cellular immunity.


Moxibustion is a therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves burning a herb (mugwort) to create heat over top of an acupoint. The heat produced from the fire is used to warm and nourish which affects the nerve-endocrine-immune network as well as the circulatory system. Moxibustion is commonly used for: turning breech babies, digestive issues, menstrual pain, arthritis and post-partum recovery.

TDP Heat Lamp Therapy

TDP Heat Lamp Therapy uses far infrared rays to penetrate deep layers of skin and muscle tissue. After being absorbed by the body it enhances circulation and blood flow, repairs damaged tissues and reduces inflammation and pain. TDP heat lamp therapy is used during your acupuncture session and can be hovered over top of the needles to enhance their therapeutic benefit.

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