6727 Carnelian Street
Rancho Cucamonga
California 91701
909 / 948 / 2100
The cups are arranged to target areas of stagnation and to promote the
removal of toxins. This suction stimulates the flow of blood, lymph, and qi to
the affected area. Another excellent use of cups is for lung problems,
especially coughing, bronchitis and asthma. The suction powerfully helps
break up phlegm and congestion.
Cupping is a practice in which a
cup is applied to the skin and the
pressure in the cup is reduced
(by using change in heat or by
suctioning out air), so that the
skin and superficial muscle layer
is drawn into and held in the cup.
Cupping is great for muscle
tension and spasm in the large
open areas of the back where it
is easiest to place the cup.
Using an understanding of the
meridian system,
acupoints are
pressed and manipulated to
release tension and to promote
the flow of qi (vital energy). This
is a relaxing and invigorating
treatment which re-energizes
and brings balance to the body
and mind.
We often treat musculo-skeletal pain with acupressure in combination with
acupuncture and exercises. For patients who do not feel comfortable with
acupuncture, acupressure in conjunction with cupping can be an
alternative method to the treatment of many conditions. It can also be used
as a preventive and maintenance treatment to combat many of our daily
The indirect burning of moxa on specific meridian points, expels the cold
and warms the meridians, which leads to a smoother flow of blood and qi.
Examples of cold/stagnant symptoms are: cold hand & feet, slow
metabolism, muscle tension, menstrual cramps and infertility. A landmark
study published in the Journal of the
American Medical Association in
1998 found that up to 75% of women suffering from breech presentations
before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after
receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the Bladder meridian.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the
burning of
mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing, strengthen
the blood and stimulate the flow of qi. Research has shown that mugwort,
also known as artemesia vulgaris, acts as an emmenagogue, that is, an
agent that increases blood circulation. Moxibustion is used on people who
have cold or stagnant conditions.
Acupuncture Plus
6727 Carnelian St. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
909 / 948 / 2100