Additional Treatments

Most treatments in clinic will involve needles, however, there are other methods of treatment which may also be used to enhance the effects of acupuncture and promote healing.

Acupressure

Pressure is applied to specific points on the body. Usually used on babies, young children or frailer patients.

Electro-Acupuncture

Small electrodes are attached to the needles which are connected to a battery operated machine. This method is used mostly for musculoskeletal problem.

Auricular Acupuncture

Small needles are inserted into specific points in the ears. This is used either as a standalone treatment or to supplement normal acupuncture treatment.

Moxibustion

‘Moxa’ treatment is using a herb called mugwort which comes in a variety of forms. The type used mostly in this clinic is in the form of a cigar and is smoke-free. It is heated and held over specific points or channels, providing warmth and nourishment where needed.

Cupping

Glass cups are applied to specific areas of the body to help move energy. Cupping is often used for musculoskeletal conditions or for allergies, hay fever or coughs and colds.

Taping

A special adhesive tape is applied directly on to the skin. This is often used following electro-acupuncture, bringing fresh energy to a problem area.

Tui Na

A traditional Chinese massage, used mostly for musculoskeletal issues.

Guasha

Using a specially designed tool, the surface of the skin is scraped to help promote healing by moving energy.