Skip to content

Circulation Therapy


Discover a botanical therapy we use clinically to help eliminate both physical and emotional pain.

We are excited to announce that Atlantic Acupuncture, Dr. Dawn Gifford, DOM, LAc is one of the selected clinics to offer Botanical Biohacking’s premium grade herbal treatments! This medicinal foot soaks were once reserved for the emperors of China to improve circulation and maintain health and vitality. Now you can experience all the health benefits of this revolutionary herbal therapy!

Poor Blood Circulation, Blood Stasis (Chinese: 血瘀), or Blood Stagnation,

is an important underlying pathology of many disease processes according to traditional Chinese medicine. Circulation therapy is a natural therapy and has been commonly practiced in China for several thousand years to promote circulation, relieve pain, beautify skin and optimize health. 

Treatment Process

Clients immerse their feet in medicinal herbs for 30 minutes, steam being generated from the herbal medicine will permeate the whole body and into the nose achieving specific health purposes consistent with the herbs used. Herbal medicine directly acts on blood vessels of the feet, which immediately circulate throughout the entire body, advancing blood circulation, dredging meridians, reconciling Qi and blood, expelling toxins, removing blood stasis. 

Common Conditions Treated

Benefits of Regular Sessions

Pharmacology and Use Podcast

Proprietary Herbal Blend

The herbs contained in the foot soaks are superior quality and rigorously tested. Read below to learn the benefits of each:

Zang Hong Hua

Lowers cholesterol, protects against stroke and heart attack, reduces clotting, powerful antioxidant, increases circulation, improves depression and anxiety

Hong Jing Tian

Improves immune function, increases oxygen in the blood, alleviates chronic pain and inflammation, improves chronic fatigue

Du Yi Wei

Decreases pain and inflammation, promotes red blood cell production, antioxidant

Ku Shen

Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti parasitic, inhibits bacterial biofilms

Qiang Huo

Anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, eases arthritis, reduces pain, regulates heart rate, restores normal heart rhythm

Zang Chang Pu

Mild tranquilizing effect, relaxes the body, anti-bacterial, regulates digestive system, improves diseases involving the gut-brain axis

Gan Jiang

Protective effects for the liver, protects the gastric mucosa of the stomach lining, reduces pain, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, prevents clotting

Ai Ye

Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, inhibits blood clots, increases secretion of bile in the gallbladder to aid in burning fat

Kala Namak (Himalayan Black Salt)

Special salt containing high levels of minerals to give the herbs a botanic hot-spring quality

Who Is Circulation Therapy For:

Circulation Therapy is not recommended for conditions that may be worsened by increased blood circulation, such as metastatic cancer, infection or existing blood clots. Not recommended during pregnancy or for nursing mothers. 

A Safe, Natural, Effective Way to Improve Circulation. Sessions are a shared experience perfect for enjoying solo, with friends, family or colleagues!

At Atlantic Acupuncture, we specialize in first-time Circulation therapy patients! If you are new to herbal medicine, our warm and caring team will put you at ease. Enjoy free on-site client parking. 

Atlantic Acupuncture LLC
11033 Cathell Road
Berlin, Maryland 21811

Fax: 410-630-5673


Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, or intervene in any medical condition. The circumstances of each patient are different. Treatment is offered only after an appropriate medical consultation and assessment. Outcomes are never guaranteed. Individual results may vary. ©Acupuncture Acupuncture LLC

410-725-9048 Directions Contact/Schedule