Being at least a 4,000 year old medical practice, Moxa is a sophisticated and elegant way to receive a treatment. The feeling of moxa on the skin is warm, nurturing and comforting. Moxa is the burning of the herb artamisia vulgaris or mugwart over the acupuncture points and regions of the body. The ember of the moxa stick is not applied directly to the skin as is done in China but held above the skin or put on a medium like salt, ground herbs, a salve or on an acupuncture needles. The skin is warmed to help improve circulation or move qi, warm and nourish the channels and restore balance to the body. Moxa can be use instead of or in addition to acupuncture.

Cupping is a very ancient medical treatment. It was used by Western doctors in the U.S. up until the early 1900's and is found around the world. It is uses suction over the acupuncture points or whole regions of the body. A flame is inserted into a glass cup to burn of the oxygen and create a vacuum on the surface of the skin. This method of treatment is great for ache muscles and to rejuvenate the immune system if one is coming down with a cold. Cupping is often done with another type of treatment like acupuncture or Asian Medical massage.