Chinese medicine includes ancient holistic therapies such as acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping. It also covers Chinese herbs which you can read about here.
Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice, originating thousands of years ago in China that entails stimulating certain points on the body to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.This modality is wonderful for people of all ages, including children, as we practice Acupuncture with or without needles.
All of our practitioners are also BodyTalk/BodyIntuitive Practitioners so they use this priority based healing system to determine the points that are needed for your body at the time of the session. Because we this, you’ll notice that we use fewer needles than a traditional acupuncture clinic. This is because we are targeting very specific points that are needed for your healing session.
Some of the ways that acu-points can be stimulated include:
- Very thin gentle needles
- Gold-plated magnets
- Gold-plated seeds
- Localized moxibustion
Moxibustion, or Moxa, is a healing technique that involves heating the mugwort plant and placing it over certain points along the meridians of the body for healing purposes.
At 2 be healthy, we use both traditional smoke-less moxa sticks or rolled cylinders of pure moxa, that are placed on top of an adhesive heat shield.
What is moxa used for?
- Pain due to injury or arthritis
- Digestive problems and irregular elimination
- Gynecological and obstetrical conditions
- Menstrual cramps
- Protection against cold and flu strains
The cupping technique involves places 1 or more cups in an area of the body. A pump is used to create suction in each of the cups. This suction uses pressure to pull the skin, tissues, and muscles upward. Sometimes the cups will be moved around (so if feels somewhat like a massage) or they can be left in one place. It all depends on what your body requires in that moment. This technique is not painful but may leave some suction marks (discoloration of the skin) that will go away within a few days.
The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove “heat” and pull out the toxins that linger in your body’s tissues.
What is cupping used for?
- Removing toxins from the body
- Stimulating the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and Qi throughout the body
- Alleviating symptoms of flu, colds, and cough
- Alleviating back and muscle pain