Heat Therapy & Cupping

Heat therapy and cupping can be very effective in treating shingles, chronic pain, sports injury and plantar fasciitis. Treating soon after injury or onset of shingles greatly enhances the speed with which the condition can be treated. If the condition has been around awhile it simply takes longer to correct. Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy where smoldering herbs, most often mugwort, are placed on or above acupuncture points to heat the area and increase circulation. Alkaloids in the herb stimulate the immune system, supporting the healing processes. Moxibustion when applied to specific points strengthens the Qi and vitality of the body. Cupping involves creating suction on the skin to:

  • increase the flow of Qi
  • release excess heat or cold from the body
  • provide myofascial release
  • release pathogens such as the shingles virus, cold viruses and influenza viruses
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