Your treatment protocol may include a combination of TCM modalities including acupuncture, cupping, gua-sha, moxibustion, tui-na and Chinese nutritional therapy.
Heat therapy in which the herb mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is burned near the skin in order to stimulate the flow of qi, reduce pain and dispel cold and dampness in the body.
Glass or silicone cups are used to create a vacumn in order to suction the skin and surface muscle layer. It encourages blood flow, loosens muscles and can relieve acute or chronic pains.
A form of bodywork that uses techniques such as acupressure, kneading, rubbing and rolling to stimulate acupuncture points and channels.
Blunt-edged tool from materials such as jade or bian stone is used to repeatedly scrape the skin on the area that is affected. Petechiae, red spots or "sha" appears on the skin as scar tissue is broken down. Fresh blood flows to the surface, circulation is improved and healing is promoted.