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Cupping is a technique in which glass cups are heated from the inside with fire to create a vacuum and then placed on the afflicted area of the body. The cup's suction pulls at the skin and is said to "suck out" the body's toxins. Cupping is said to help improve circulation and "to 'open' the lungs, draw toxins out of them and towards the skin surface and to facilitate better breathing," writes "Heart Disease" author Burton Goldberg. More in line with ancient Chinese philosophy, cupping "is believed to draw out Cold, Wind, and Damp," writes Michael Castleman in "Blended Medicine." Cupping can be effective for a wide range of ailments, according to Tierra, including "edema, swellings, asthma, bronchitis, dull aches and pains, arthritis, abdominal pain, stomachache, indigestion, headache, low back pain, painful menstruation, coughs from excessive mucus and places where bodily movement is limited and painful.

Practitioners use Moxa to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi. Scientific research has shown that mugwort acts as an emmenagogue, meaning that it stimulates blood-flow in the pelvic area and uterus. It is claimed that moxibustion militates against cold and dampness in the body and can supposedly serve to turn breech babies. Medical historians believe that moxibustion pre-dated acupuncture, and needling came to supplement moxa after the 2nd century BC. Different schools of acupuncture use moxa in varying degrees.

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Chosei-Kyu Stick on Moxa - 100/Box Glass Cupping Jars 4 Piece Set - Glass Cupping Therapy Jars Longevity Smokeless Hollow Moxa Sticks
Ibuki stick-on moxa. 100 per box. Glass cupping jars are heated and then carefully applied to the body for use in lymphatic and cellulite services. Set of 4 pieces: small 1.5” diameter, medium 1.9” diameter, large 2.2” diameter, extra large 2.5” diameter Experience the power of Moxibustion with hollow center moxa stick/roll which makes lighting easier and produces less smoke & odor. 5 per box.
Pure Moxa Rolls - Box of 10 - by Hua Tuo Pure Moxa Rolls for Moxibustion
Traditional Chinese pure moxa rolls used for indirect moxa heat treatment; mild Moxibustion. Box of 10. Traditionally blended, pure moxa roll 0.7" x 8.2" long, is ideal for general moxibustion. The term moxibustion is derived from the Japanese 'Moe Kusa', meaning 'burning herb'. Moxa is obtained from the herbal plant "Arternisia Vulgaris', also commonly called mugwort. Moxibustion is the application of heat to a specific area or point on the body. Along with acupuncture needles, moxibustion has become an integral part of the Oriental system of medicine. 10 rolls/box.
   
 
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