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Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (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 generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Most patients find the smell of the moxa pleasant.  We do have exhaust fans in the treatment rooms to remove the majority of the smoke produced.  There are occasional patients who find the smoke irritating.  Please let your Doctor know if the smoke from the moxa preparation is causing discomfort.

Body Work

Tui Na (Oriental body work) and western massage and often used during a treatment, especially for pain conditions.

Cupping

Cupping 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.

Qigong

Qigong means "life energy cultivation" and is traditionally seen as a method to cultivate and balance qi. The practice involves rhythmic movement, focused breathing, and concentrated awareness. Qigong is a safe and gentle meditative exercise that promotes healing of the mind and body.

 Diet Therapy
What we put inside our bodies in the form of food and drink and extremely important to health.  Dietary counseling is often included in a treatment to help ensure proper nourishment and elimination of inflammatory foods that could be causing problems.

205B School of Mines Rd.
P.O. Box 233
Socorro, New Mexico  87801
(575) 835-4787 (phone and fax)
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