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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.


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.


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.

Essential Oils

Essential oils do much more than smell good. For thousands of years, oils extracted from plants have been used to help with specific complaints. I often use an oil or two to increase the impact of an acupuncture session. And if a client doesn't want acupuncture, ever or just on that particular day, I offer essential oil protocols for everything from discomfort to helping with relaxation and balance. I use doTERRA oils, which are renowned for their purity and effectiveness.



Cynthia Harris, NCCAOM Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist

Needles & Herbs Acupuncture
2121 Cliff Dr, Ste 112
Eagan, MN 55122





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Cynthia Harris offers Acupuncture in Eagan, MN 55122

Needles & Herbs Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Eagan, MN 55122

Other Therapies - Needles & Herbs Acupuncture in Eagan, MN 55122