Cupping is a suction technique using glass, bamboo, or plastic “cups” on the skin to pull toxin build-up and muscle spasm out of the deeper tissue of the body, towards the surface of the body. When we feel “pain,” tenderness, or discomfort, there is some physiologic blockage in the flow of energy. The more blockage, the harder it is for the body to remove the obstruction and discomfort.
Cupping could be used all over the body to invigorate blood flow and to relieve tension and pain. It also brings fresh new blood into that blocked area. Changes in stiffness, pain and mobility can often be seen immediately. It is often use for treating muscle, menstrual, or joint pain. Helps relieve acute illnesses such as common cold, headaches, boost immunity, and energy. The procedure usually last about 5 - 15 minutes depending on the technique used.
In case of pregnancy, bleeding disorder, diabetic neuropathy, or open wounds, cupping cannot be used. Because the suction draw fresh blood to the external capillaries, it may be result in bruise or red patch on the skin. It is a normal response, and it will fade within few days. Same as Gua Sha, It is recommended that patients should avoid from exercise on the day of treatment.
Moxibustion (moxa) is a method of applying a heat stimulus to the body by burning the dried and sifted leaf particles from the herb mugwort on or close to the skin, with the aim of promoting the body’s ability to heal itself. When moxa is used for treatment, it is placed (directly/indirectly) on top of the treatment areas and burned to transfer heat into the therapeutic points.
Moxa is a part of acupuncture treatment that aims to bring heat directly into the body. It is used effective to treat for many conditions and diseases including cold or poor blood flow, muscle stiffness, headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, digestive disorders, anxiety, and female health problems such as menstrual cramps, irregular periods, and infertility.
Moxa can be used safely and effectively for almost all patients. However, it is used with caution for the following conditions: diabetes, pregnancy, obesity, or drugs and alcohol.
Gua Sha Therapy
Gua sha is an ancient healing technique involves repeated pressured strokes over lubricated skin on the back, limbs, and other parts of the body. The area to be treated is first lubricated with massage oil or vaseline, then scraped with the edge of a ceramic spoon or similar object. The scraped area will create red patches on skin after treatment, but it will fade within few days. Gua sha is usually applied typically in the area of pain or on the back parallel to the spine.
Gua sha is a part of acupuncture therapy. It increases blood flow (microcirculation) in the soft tissue, stimulates the body’s natural pain-relieving opioid systems, and it may block the pain response pathways so you feel pain relief. Gua sha is especially effective during cold and flu season. It is wonderful at treating stiff upper necks and backs, as well as extremely tight muscles. It is recommended that patients refrain from exercise on the day of procedure.
Electronic Stimulation Therapy
A device is then attached to the needles, which gently delivers electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi through your body, removing blockages and clearing out stagnant areas.
Electro-acupuncture, the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints. The procedure for electro-acupuncture is to insert the acupuncture needle as would normally be done, attain the Qi reaction by hand manipulation, and then attach an electrode to the needle to provide continued electrical stimulation.
Micro Acupuncture 48 (MA48) is a contemporary acupuncture system which has 48 newly discovered points, located only in the hands and feet. This system was developed in Denmark in the early 1980s, and it is the combination of three other systems: (1) Traditional meridian-based acupuncture, (2) reflexology, and (3) Embryo Contains Information of the Whole Organism (ECIWO).
For many people with degenerative eye conditions, MA48’s methods may be their last and only hope. Conventional medicine has little (sometimes nothing) to offer people suffering from chronic degenerative vision loss. Most conventional physicians do not understand the underlying causes of these eye conditions. Therefore, they fail to effectively help patients affected by these disorders. MA48, a natural healing therapy, offer hope for vision restoration without drugs or surgical procedures.
Auricular acupuncture is a form of acupuncture that is inserting needles into specific points on the ear. The ear is a microsystem of the body, consistent with the brain map which projects onto different areas of the body. Stimulating these points or tender points with acupuncture needles, micro e-stim, or seed is thought to promote healing in other areas of the body. Auricular acupuncture is a common therapy to treat stress, trauma, addiction, and weight loss. There are few auricular systems that work best for eye diseases. Each of them has specific points that benefit different eye conditions.
Esoteric Acupuncture is an introduction to an evolving form of acupuncture as a healing modality within the scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It focuses on the utilization of TCM theory, along with the Hindu Chakra System, Sacred Geometry, and the Qabbalistic Tree of Life.
A primary focus in Esoteric Acupuncture is the balancing of Qi and the Qi flow within the various body systems. Balancing the chakras, which are vortices of energy located in set areas of the body, is one method of creating a more harmonious frequency within our energy field. Another focus in Esoteric Acupuncture is to establish a strong and harmonious connection with the higher spiritual realms.
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