more treatment tools

other tools we use in treatment include:


“moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means “acupuncture-moxibustion.” The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.” read more from acupuncture today


“cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. The earliest recorded use of cupping dates to the early fourth century[…] In a typical cupping session, glass cups are warmed using a cotton ball. Burning a substance inside the cup removes all the oxygen, which creates a vacuum.

As the substance burns, the cup is turned upside-down so that the practitioner can place the cup over a specific area. The vacuum created by the lack of oxygen anchors the cup to the skin and pulls it upward on the inside of the glass as the air inside the jar cools. Drawing up the skin is believed to open up the skin’s pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of qi, breaks up obstructions, and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body.” read more from acupuncture today

gua sha:

“gua sha is a myofascial release technique that involves the cutaneous stimulation of the skin in rapid strokes using a round-edged instrument.  We also call this “scraping.”  The purpose of gua sha is to improve local blood circulation and smooth fascia which may be causing of pain.

This results in increased circulation and often, the patient experiences immediate improvement of pain, stiffness, or respiratory issues.  Many physical therapists use a technique called “Graston” which is derived from the ancient Chinese technique of gua sha, except they use metal instruments and use it strictly for helping with the muscles.” read more from Emend

magnetic therapy:

Magnetic therapy is very effective in the treatment of pain and this is how it is most often used in treatment. However, magnets can be used on acupuncture points for a variety of affects just like needles. Magnetic therapy works directly with the body’s electromagnetic field, if you are curious, you can read more from this article in acupuncture today

stone medicine:

knotted root employs crystals and minerals both intuitively and based on Daoist alchemy in the tradition of the Jade Purity School as taught by the 88th generation Daoist Priest Jeffery Yuen. You can read a sample of the book “Stone Medicine: A Chinese Medical Guide to Healing with Gems and Minerals” here.

sound healing:

you can follow these links to the crystal bowls played during treatment:

flower essences:

knotted root uses flower essences topically in treatment. you can follow this link to see what Delicious Dirt Apothecary has to offer.

Knotted Root is now also offering retreats, click here to learn more