Traditional Chinese Medicine is not just limited to acupuncture and herbal medicine. In fact, there are other treatment techniques that may help your condition. These treatments, if used in conjunction with acupuncture, do not attract an extra cost and are considered part of your treatment.
- Remedial Massage
- Cupping therapy
- Scraping (Gua Sha / 刮痧) therapy
Electro-acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. It has been effectively used as a form of anaesthesia as pain reliever for muscle aches and pain, and a treatment for neurological disorders.
Electro-acupuncture has been studied by many researchers who have noted a variety of effects, such as an increased pain threshold, increased gastrointestinal movement, and weight loss. As a result, there has been an increase in the technique’s application in clinics worldwide.
The focus of remedial massage is to identify areas of dysfunction, release muscle tension, break up scar tissue and restore balance via the manipulation of soft tissue.
We use remedial massage in conjunction with acupuncture to relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, restore mobility and to support and speed up the body's own repair mechanisms.
Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. Cupping is applied to certain acupuncture points or to the parts of body that have been affected by pain. Cupping removes any stagnation in the body and opens the meridians so that qi can flow freely.From a scientific standpoint, cupping is known to cause the tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, promote blood circulation, and promote the healing of deep tissue.
Scraping therapy (Gua Sha)
Scraping therapy (Gua Sha) involves repeating pressure stroke of a tool along the meridians (energy channels) usually on the back, where there are many acupuncture points that can be stimulated. Gua Sha is valuable in detoxifying the body, relieving pain, reducing fever and diminishing stress, among other positive effects. Researchers have found that Gua Sha has potential for anti-inflammatory and immunological properties.
Moxibustion involves the burning of mugwort to warm regions and acupuncture points. The heat generated during moxibustion helps stimulate the flow of Qi, strengthen the blood and facilitate healing.Moxibustion has shown to increase blood circulation to the pelvic area and uterus and stimulate menstruation. That is why it is very effective in treating gynaecological problems, such as menstrual cramps, breech birth. Moxibustion is also very commonly used for digestive and immune deficiency disorders.