To be placed on specific acupuncture points. The heat is passed over specific acupoints or painful regions of the body bringing blood flow and warmth to the area.
Cupping creates a pulling sensation. It pulls the blood up to the surface. It assists the body in venting to the surface.
Warms the Channels
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) cold can invade the body and become lodged within acupuncture channels which run throughout it. Some kinds of arthritis are "cold type" and are felt more intensely in the winter months. Moxa is particularly useful in these cases.
Promotes Circulation of Qi & Blood
Moxa is warming and moving. It helps to promote movement of blood and qi so it is particularly good for pain, which occurs when qi or blood stagnate.
Stimulates Acupuncture Points
Stimulate specific points to help suck out the toxins and accelerate the drainage of the lymphatic systems to heal certain organs or body parts.
Moxa therapy has been shown to increase immune function, specifically increase white blood cell counts, anti-inflammatory cytokines & antibody production.
Builds Qi & Blood
In TCM, this treatment is great for building qi and blood; two of the main substances essential for life and vitality.