Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment.

Cupping

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Nutritional Counseling & Homecare

In order to complement treatments and expedite the healing process, patients must take charge of their health by implementing positive lifestyle modifications.   

Three Rivers Wellness provides customized homecare and nutritional counseling based on Oriental medical theory. Homecare routines such as stretches, breathing exercises or meditations may also be suggested when necessary. 


Lynn Teo LAc, MSc, MAOM

Three Rivers Wellness
6917 Arlington Road, Suite 223,
Bethesda, MD, 20814
By Appointment Only
(301) 456-5467
lynn@threeriverswellness.com

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