Another way of stimulating acupuncture points is Moxibustion.
This involves warming the acupuncture point by burning a herb called “Moxa”.
It may be used , for instance, in the treatment of osteo arthritis of the knee.
The use of suction cups is another technique often used on the shoulders and the back.
Alternative medicine proponents claim that moxibustion can help treat the following health problems:
- Osteo Arthritis
- Back pain
- Muscle stiffness
- Migraine and tension headaches (in certain conditions according to NICE)