Other Modalities - Stone Lion Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Huntington, Long Island, NYMoxibustion 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.

Tui Na

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical bodywork. Based on the same Oriental medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.

An article from China Daily about tui na.


Susan Nissle offers Acupuncture in Huntington, Long Island, NYCupping 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.

Here is an article about cupping from China Daily.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a healing technique used in Asia by practitioners of Traditional Medicine which involves palpation and surface stimulation where the skin is pressured, in strokes, by a round-edged instrument; that results in the appearance of surface redness called 'sha', that will fade in 2 to 3 days.

Raising Sha removes unhealthy blood stagnation, promoting normal circulation of blood, lymph, and body fluids. The patient experiences immediate relief from pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, nausea, and other maladies. Gua Sha is valuable in the prevention and treatment of acute infections, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many other acute or chronic disorders.

Here is an article and video from China Daily, with a modern Chinese perspective on gua sha. Gua sha is also traditionally practiced in Laos (as Khoud Lam), Indonesia (as Kerik), and Vietnam (Cao Yio). A different text-only article from China Daily can be found here.

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Susan Nissle, L.Ac.
Stone Lion Acupuncture

Huntington, NY 11743

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