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Chinese Medicine: Cupping

What is Cupping?

Cupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. I simply place a specialized “cup” onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn’t hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.

Meet The Staff

Carrie Ducharme

Carrie Ducharme

L.Ac., Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)

Carrie completed her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine, earning Highest Academic Honors, from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in 2013, where she was also the recipient of the Kathy Salisbury Award for Herbal Medicine. She is currently the Herbal Medicinary Manager at PIHMA, where she continues to work with students and prescribe herbal formulas for patients. Her love of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, along with her compassionate nature, has helped her build a diverse, faithful following of individuals who have greatly benefited from her care and expertise. Prior to pursuing her dream of a career in healthcare and wellness, Carrie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of San Diego. She worked in the banking industry for a number of years before choosing to stay home to raise her 3 children. In her free time she loves spending time with family, running, reading, and hiking in our beautiful state.

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