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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 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.

Gua Sha

Gua sha, meaning "scraping", is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the kin is lightly scraped. Gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. It is also used in India for treatment of high fever symptoms.


Qi means vital energy. The constant motion and circulation of qi both promotes and indicates balance within the physiology.The system of Chinese Medicine is based upon this theory of constant flow of qi to achieve balance. Acupuncture is a practice that utilizes the flow of qi to restore equilibrium within the body and help cure illness. A person may also engage in practices to increase and more effectively control the flow of qi. These exercises and practices are commonly referred to as Qi Gong. "Gong" means method. Qi Gong means energy method or exercises.

Jingui Golden Shield Qi Gong is a rare "Temple Style" of Qi Gong. It is a remarkable
internal energy system designed to achieve "Super Health" by developing the human energy body very quickly. The key focus is on development of higher human potential, health and longevity. The training removes stagnations within the meridian system, detoxifies chemical and emotional imbalances, strengthens the immune system, increases bone mass, enhances the body's communication system, and activates the human body-mind potential. Practitioners feel that their energy
becomes more vital and youthful through Golden Shield Qi Gong training and practice.

Felicity A. Kelly,
MSOM, Dipl. (NCCAOM)®. LAc.