Acupuncture, cupping, scraping(Guasha), physiotherapy (Tuina), subtle energy manipulation (Neigongjiliao), and herbal medicine, are all methods that ar used in treatment. We can use these modalities, either individually or in combination in treatment. What ties them together is Chinese medical theory. This type of medicine is centered around the individual and getting to the root of the problem. The integration of these methods creates a multiple facet approach towards treatment. It allows for the complexity of an individual to be considered.
Acupuncture uses extremely thin, stainless steel, disposable , filiform needles to stimulate points on the body, as to create a response. The gentle stimulation results in various sensations, which could be experienced as a pleasant tingling, a mild pressure, a dull achy feeling in the region being treated, or even a streaming sensation. Sometimes a mild electric current is used to stimulate the body more fully. Most people find acupuncture comfortable and relaxing.