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.


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.

Serving Howard County MD

Dawn Kulak Tubb, M.Ac, L.Ac

The Community Center at Glenwood
2400 Route 97
Cooksville, MD 21723
Fridays 10-3

Dawn Acupuncture                        Northern Laurel
Tuesdays 11am-4:30pm         Wednesdays 3pm-7:30pm         Thursdays 9:30am-2pm