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Other Modalities - 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. As is done at Harmony Healing Center, this is often substituted with alternative heat therapy such as infra-red heat therapy.

Shi zhen needle treatment

Shi zhen (meaning ‘blunt' needle) or Japanese Teishin needles are made of gold, silver. platinum or copper and are used at acupuncture points to move or circulate, fortify or clear qi. They are placed on the surface of the skin and are manipulated but do not penetrate the skin. I often use these for children or individuals who are especially sensitive to regular acupuncture needles. 


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 treated area improving 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 attached to a small pump to create suction have also become popular.


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Harmony Healing Center
2245 Santa Clara Ave., Suite 218
Alameda, CA 94501
ph. 510-814-8771

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