Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy using moxa, or the mugwort herb that is burned either on needles, over an area of the body, directly on the skin, or on salt or ginger. This treatment is excellent to warm an area and strongly move stagnant qi and blood. Connie often uses moxa for chronic diseases, physical exhaustion, male sexual dysfunction, complementary cancer care, and to promote longevity.
Cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. Glass or plastic cups are placed upside-down on the body with either heat or suction creating a vacumn and drawing the skin up into the cup. This is believed to open up the skin’s pores, stimulate the flow of Chi and blood, break up obstructions, and draw toxins out of the body. Connie uses cupping to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and congestion; arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders; and certain types of pain.