Moxibustion Uses Heat to Heal
Moxa (short for “moxibustion”) is a traditional Chinese medicine treatment that has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years. The New You Acupuncture Wellness Center offers the type of moxa known as indirect moxibustion, in North Miami.
With indirect moxibustion, a small quantity of mugwort, an ancient weed, is safely burned a few centimeters away from pressure points on the skin. The infrared heat that is created penetrates deeply into the body to increase circulation and healing, and decrease pain.
Moxa treatments bring about a strong warming sensation. Precautions are taken to ensure that the treatments are safe and do not burn the skin. In addition, the smoke from the burning mugwort is also healing in and of itself. The smoke’s smell, which is often referred to as the “mother” smell or the smell of “mother earth,” connects us to the earth to ground us and further promote healing.
Moxibustion is an excellent treatment for pain. In general, it is primarily used to treat:
Cupping Reduces Pressure on Your Body
By using suction cups to gently lift up your fascia (i.e. the layer of fibrous tissue between your skin and your muscles), cupping allows your blood to flow freely to the affected area to trigger healing.
Sometimes the fascia gets very tight, almost like a layer of plastic wrap pressing in on everything below it. Cupping is the only alternative treatment modality that pulls the fascia away from the body – something that is often necessary to allow blood flow to increase in problem areas.
Cupping can feel as though pressure is literally being lifted off of you. It is completely non-invasive and there is absolutely no cutting or puncturing of the skin. Although cupping rarely causes discomfort, it frequently causes bruising; the circular bruises usually goes away within a few days after treatment.
At our Miami clinic, patients of all ages (including toddlers and the elderly) have learned that cupping is an excellent natural remedy for treating pain and breathing difficulties, as well as:
Conveniently Located in North Miami
Deborah cares for patients who live in Miami Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbor, Bay Harbor Islands, Aventura, Sunny Isles, North Shore and the entire greater Miami area.
Deborah's hours are
Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
Friday: 10 am to 1 pm
Sunday & Late Evening Hours: Upon request