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 fluids. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.
Needle-Free Clinical Qigong
Qigong means “cultivation of energy,” and Clinical Qigong is the practice of manipulating the underlying energy within the patient’s body in order to provide physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual therapy. Working within the same theoretical and philosophical framework as acupuncture, Clinical Qigong is a therapy used in hospitals in China that includes both hands-on and hands-off techniques without the use of needles. The goal of Clinical Qigong is to unblock any impediments in the body’s circulation in order to achieve balance/homeostasis in the mind, body, and spirit. It is considered by many as a form of “energy work,” similar to Reiki.