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Moxibustion

Other Modalities - 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.  The use of moxabustion is based on the condition, and is commonly used to treat the side effects of adhesions or scar tissue and tendonitis.

 

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 also been introduced.  Cupping is an extremely effective way to release tight muscles or muscles in spasm.

 

Katherine Delleney Brinkley, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.
Tillamook Natural Health Center
309 Laurel Ave
Tillamook, OR 97141
503.842.6532  fax 503.842.5191