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Moxibustion in Davis, CAMoxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (Artemisia vulgaris, also 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 frequently used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.


Cupping in Davis, CACupping 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.

Gua Sha

Also known as scraping, spooning or coining, a ceramic spoon or another tool is used to scoop the skin in rhythmic motion. This technique promotes the circulation of blood and Qi, relieving tension and discomfort. This method is often combined with an acupuncture treatment.

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Davis, CA 95616
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