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Moxibustion and Cupping

Moxibustion and Cupping

Moxa is used to warm regions and meridians to stimulate the smoother flow of blood and qi. It can treat conditions associated with the "cold" or "yang deficiencies" in Chinese Medicine. Bian Que (fl. circa 500 BCE), one of the most famous doctors of Chinese medicine and the first specialist in moxibustion, discussed the benefits of moxa over acupuncture in his classic work Bian Que Neijing

Cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation— stagnant blood and lymph, improving qi and blood flow to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions. The practice has been found throughout Asian and European civilizations dates from as early as 3000 BC.

 

 

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