Cupping has the function of warming and promoting the flow of qi and blood in the meridians, dispelling cold dampness, diminishing swelling and pain.
Thin needles are inserted into points on the body. The stimulation of these acupuncture points affects both the central and the nervous systems.
Moxa treatments or Moxa acupuncture as it is sometimes called, can be used alone to treat a patient or in conjunction with acupuncture needles. Moxa is similar to incense and will create smoke during the treatment. Moxa produces heat that can gently stimulate the body.