Acupuncture isn’t just about needles. There are also other methods of treatment and associated therapies such as:
- Tuina – massage focused on the meridians’ energy flow around the body and acupuncture points.
- Moxa – the use of medicinal herbs heated to add heat to acupuncture points.
- Heat lamp – may be used to warm general areas.
- Cupping – the use of glass and plastic round cups to provide suction to activate the acupuncture points and meridians of energy flow.
Can sometimes leave a round pink to purple mark on the skin. This is normal and will show different colour depending on what is already happening under the skin. For example; redness can indicate a heated condition and a more purple mark will show in an older injury where the blood has stopped moving well in the area.
- Herbs – herbal teas or capsules made of herbs may be prescribed.
- Qi Gong – Exercises may be give if appropriate.
- TCM diet – advice may be given
- Electro-acupuncture – may be applied if a condition persists and is not responding to Acupuncture. We will assess this
- Tuning Forks – This very gentle energy wave through sound can be applied at different acupuncture points
- Gua-sha – uses a tool to provide friction to the skin layer.
Redness is normal but the skin is not broken. This is a very useful technique not often used. When it is needed to make a change though, it can be amazing