Moxibustion is a versatile and powerful method of providing therapeutic warmth. It uses dried mugwort, known in Japanese as mogusa, and in English as moxa. Moxa may be attached to a needle to warm it, or rolled into a small cone that is placed directly on the patient. Or a roll of moxa like a […]


Cupping relaxes tight muscles, encourages healing, relieves pain, and helps relieve colds and flus. It has been part of Eastern and Western medical practice. One aspect of the Chinese medicine use of cupping is that it draws bad stuff out from deeper layers to the surface. The bad stuff could be blood that has thickened […]

herbal medicine

Herbal medicine is used to treat most conditions seen by Chinese medicine doctors in China, Taiwan, and Japan. This is mainly because of the sheer number of patients that need to be seen, and diagnosis and prescription of herbs is quicker, more efficient, and powerful than acupuncture. But also because herbal medicine is better than […]


Acupuncture relieves pain, balances musculo-skeletal chains, and regulates physiological systems. It is done by inserting fine, sterile needles. Biomedical explanations of how it works include inhibition of nervous feedback, stimulation of hormone release, and transmission through the myofascia acting as a whole body organ that is interlinked with the rest of the body. Chinese medicine […]