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This is a process in which pressed herbal cones are applied to acupuncture points or needles to create heat, which helps to restore the smooth flow of Qi.
Cups are made of glass and come in a variety of sizes to fit specific body surfaces. By putting heat near the opening, suctioned out air creates a vacuum which then pulls the skin into the glass. A single cup or multiple cups are used on acupuncture points to break up local congestion and relieve pain.
These combinations of different herbs work together synergistically to achieve a single goal of treating a certain disharmony. They can be taken as a decoction (boiling the herbs together), in powder form, or in pill form.
For more information on specific actions of acupuncture, please see our FAQ page.