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Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with either smoldering or charcoalized mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts interior 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. It can easily be taught to clients to self-treat at home to specific points, adding to the effectiveness of in-office treatments.

Cupping NOTE: cupping therapy has been suspended during the pandemic until further notice.

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 been introduced, as well as softer sided silicone cups.

 

Sonya Chu, MAOM, LicAc, LMT
Window of the Sky
2400 Mass. Ave., 2nd Floor
N. Cambridge, MA 02140

sonya@windowofthesky.co

(617)767-2987 

Pandemic Clinic Hours

Tuesday 10:30a-7:30p
Thursday 10:30a-7:30p
Sat. 9:30a-3:30p

Closed Sundays & Fridays