Although cupping has more recently received a lot of buzz, it has been around for thousands of years. Cupping works by creating suction (negative pressure) to lift tissues to loosen muscles, increase blood flow, and expel pathogenic factors which cause disease. It also feels really neat!
Acupressure can be used in lieu of, or in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment. Stimulation of the acu-points and energy lines of the body with different massage techniques helps move and redirect qi flow to restore health and balance in the body.
Moxibusiton (moxa) is a way to stimulate the points and areas in the body to increase and move energy. It can really help with poor circulation, expelling pathogens from the body which cause disease, and warming up cold conditions. Carlyn mostly uses a far infrared pen over the points, but sometimes she burns mugwort, the herb traditionally used in moxa. It is very relaxing.
What's good for one person may not be so good for another. Clients will be assessed and then offered dietary and lifestyle recommendations to support them between treatments.
Everyone can benefit from a meditation practice but not everyone wants to sit cross legged on a cushion. There are so many ways to meditate and it can be so helpful to relax the nervous system and calm the mind for better health. Talk to Carlyn about what practice might be of benefit for you.