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CUPPING originated in China over 2000 years ago and has been used as part of folk medicine by many cultures.  Modern cupping uses special glass cups which are placed by vacuum suction on certain parts of your body, most commonly on your back.  Cupping encourages increased blood flow, healthy lymphatic activity and tissue softening, and feels much like a reverse massage.

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MOXIBUSTION (Moxa) consists of a special Chinese herb, artemisia (also called mugwort). Moxa is used in many forms and may be applied at the end of an acupuncture needle or heated over specific parts of your body with a cigar shaped stick.  It is used to warm specific areas and to increase blood and energy flow.  More specifically it can be used to stop menstrual bleeding and to aid in turning a fetus in breech position.