Additional Treatments

Other treatment techniques may be appropriate to your condition.  If so, we will discuss this with you in your consultation.  These treatments do not attract an extra cost and are considered part of your acupuncture treatment.

Remedial massage

Chinese remedial massage (tuina) involves rigorous and often deep massage to get the circulation flowing properly and restore proper function.  We use massage in conjunction with acupuncture in appropriate cases.

Cupping & Guasha

These are excellent techniques for treating muscle aches and pain, and in some cases for relieving colds and chest infection.  Cupping involves creating a vacuum inside a sterilized glass cup, which is then placed on the area to be treated.

Guasha (‘scraping’) involves scraping the surface of the skin with a  guasha tool.  Common places to receive guasha are the back and neck.

Electro-acupuncture

This technique involves applying a mild electric current through acupuncture needles, and is very useful for treating muscle aches and pain.

Moxibustion

Moxa is an ancient Chinese medical technique which involves burning a dried herb (Artemisia Vulgaris – mugwort) and placing it near the body’s surface.  Moxa is used to treat a wide variety of health problems.  We only use smokeless moxa in our clinic.