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Other Modalities - Galvin Acupuncture in Canton, MAMoxibustion 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.

Gua Sha

Gua sha involves the use of a spoon, coin or a tool made of horn to gently scrape the skin surface and produce "sha", a light bruising.  This technique increases circulation, releases tight musculature, boosts the immune system and breaks up scar tissue.  It is often used in areas such as the back of the neck, shoulders and upper back to release tension. 


Jamie Galvin offers Acupuncture in Canton, MACupping 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.

 Dry Needling or Trigger Point Needling

 Recently, there have been articles and non-Acupuncture therapists claiming this new method to reduce pain called "Dry Needling".   Many of these articles and non-Acupuncture therapists also mention that "Dry Needling" is not Acupuncture but a new method of treatment. This notion couldn't be further from the truth. "Dry Needling" is absolutely Acupuncture. It's a technique using Acupuncture needles to activate trigger points in muscle groups, which most Acupuncturists refer to as Trigger Point Needling or Orthopedic Acupuncture.  If someone tells you "Dry Needling" isn't Acupuncture, then they do not know enough about needling to be doing "Dry Needling".  At Galvin Acupuncture, Trigger Point Needling is always used in conjunction with  other modalities to give the patient maximum effect in a safe environment.    

Tuning Forks

Tuning Forks are used to stimulate acupuncture points without the use of acupuncture needles. Primarily used on children and very sensitive or weak adults, tuning forks provide a deeply relaxing treatment using vibration and healing sound.


Jamie L. Galvin, Lic.Ac.

1030 Washington St.

Canton, MA 02021

phone : (617) 838-4505

Fax :   (617) 488-2207

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