Cupping and Moxa

  • Cupping

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient Chinese healing art that regulates the flow of Qi and Blood.

In the Point of Origin practice vacuum cups are used instead of fire cups. The advantage is that the pressure can be carefully selected for the individual needs of each patient, and the treatment is suitable for children as well.

How does it work?

It helps to release myofascial tissue. The tissue surrounding muscles can become tight and easy movement of the muscle are restricted. From a Chinese medicine element the “toxins” are removed from the body. This applies to chronic muscular stiffness, athsma, fever and Mucous conditions. On the muscular system it has the effect as if a deep massage therapy.

What conditions would benefit from cupping ?

Muscular aches and pains
Children with stomach aches, coughing and fevers
Common cold
Emotional complaints
High blood pressure
Menstrual problems
Bed wetting
Fatigue (chronic fatigue syndrome)
Sport injuries

Moxa

The application of heat is probably the oldest form of treatment devised by man and, in spite of very little fundamental change in its method of administration, it still remains one of the most effective.

The use of Moxa is very effective to treat any conditions that is “stuck”. This can range from pain, including joint pain, period pain, nerve pain, headaches. Treatment for infertility has also been shown to be effective.

A herb, mugwort Artemisa vulgaris (Mugwort, Wormwood) is rolled into a cigar like roll. This is burnt and applied close to the skin. This “moves” the energy.
The warming of the Meridians also creates a sense of well being.

Conditions that Moxa therapy is used to treat:

Pain
Headaches
infertility
Period pain
Joint pain
Immune system boosting (Wei Chi)
Asthma
Breech presentation of foetus