Other Therapies

Other Therapies Provided

The following effective therapies may be recommended as part of your treatment:

Magnet Therapy

Magnet therapy is when two or more tiny magnets are placed on acupoints with surgical tape or band aids to alleviate symptoms. The magnets might be left on anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 weeks. It is a simple yet effective supplement to your shiatsu treatment.

Magnet therapy is derived from the studies of Kyoichi Nakagawa and his research “Magnetism and Living Bodies” which is based on the idea that human bodies are influenced by the earth’s magnetic field, keeping a balance with it. A magnetic field deficiency can manifest as stiffness in various parts of the body including the shoulders, neck and back, headaches, dizziness, insomnia, fatigue, constipation, emotional and psychological problems. Nakagawa found that magnets applied to the skin had a 90% success rate in alleviating symptoms caused by a magnetic deficiency.

Moxibustion

Moxibustion or “moxa” consists of burning an herb called “artemisia vulgaris” (Mugwort), on certain areas and acupoints. The heat penetrates deeply into the point to strengthen the immune system, relieve pain, stimulate the flow of qi and blood, add energy to the body, increase circulation, soften tissues and reduce inflammation.

Moxibustion first originated in northern areas of China where people often became ill from the cold and damp. The word moxibustion is derived from the Japanese “Moe Kusa” which means “burning herb”. It is a warming and effective adjunct therapy to shiatsu bodywork.

Cupping

Cupping is a simple method of applying small, glass cups to the skin and creating pressure with a small pump in order to create a vacuum. The vacuum warms the area, promotes free flow of qi and blood and relieves pain. Cups are most often applied to the back on either side of the spine and left on for about 15 minutes.

Cupping can be particularly beneficial for easing muscular pain, common cold symptoms, bronchial issues, arthritis and hypertension. It often causes the skin to become reddened or bruised which may last hours or a couple of days.

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