TThere are other Traditional Chinese Treatments that can be used in combination with acupuncture to create a positive effect on your spiritual and physical health. These treatments include:
Cupping is an ancient form of therapy using glass cups that produce a partial vacuum when placed on the skin after the air has been heated. These cups are placed on areas of pain or stiffness and are useful in reducing swelling, improving blood flow, and removing stagnation, or blockage of Qi. This Therapy is extremely popular in the far east and China and has been used for many thousands of years with great success.
'Moxa' is made of a collection of Chinese Herbs. It is used to warm acupuncture points on the body, with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and Qi, promoting a healthier, better circulated body. Moxa is placed over the skin, with no direct contact, while the smoke is thought to be the beneficial factor, in this therapy. It is thought Moxa is used to treat 'damp and cold conditions'. It is completely pain-free and gives a warm sensation.
Electro acupuncture, is a more modern version of acupuncture. It uses exactly the same basic technique, the only difference is that electro pulses are sent to the needle, and give a tingling sensation. It is often used for muscle strains, and pain. Especially useful for sporting injury, and other chronic longterm conditions.
Massage is the practice of manipulation of the soft tissues of the body in order to fulfill any of several physical, functional/mechanical, and/or emotional goals. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, forearm, and feet and there are over 80 different types of massage.
There are many beneficial effects of massage, including pain relief, stress reduction but also relief of many diseases.