Franklin Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine provides cupping and other adjuct techniques like gua sha and moxibustion. These techniques are classical Chinese medicine techniques that can lead assist in the healing process of many health conditions.
Cupping therapy consists of the application of a suction cup to the affected area of the body. This acts as a vacuum to bring stagnated blood to the surface of the body. The process increases healthy circulation of blood, frees up bound muscle tissue, enhances joint mobility, and decreases pain.
Moxibustion utilizes an herb that is applied to the skin and heated. This is particularly well suited for treating gastrointestinal conditions, immunodeficiency conditions, certain types of pain, and menstrual conditions.
Gua sha is a skin scraping technique that utilizes a spoon shaped tool to release areas of pain and dysfunction. The goal of this technique is to release muscular adhesions and restore optimal blood flow.