Acupuncture is simply one facet of oriental medicine. Within an acupuncture treatment we may choose to utilize various adjunctive techniques depending on your condition. These may include the following:

Electro-acupuncture

The acupuncture needles are stimulated with an electric charge delivered from a machine. This is used often and effectively in patients dealing with pain.

Auricular Acupuncture

Most often used for detoxification such as smoking cessation, drugs, and weight loss.

Moxibustion

This involves the burning of an herb - Artemesia Vulgaris - either on the top of a needle or above an acupuncture point. This is used often in patients who are dealing with cold or stagnant conditions such as certain types of abdominal cramps.

Tuina (Asian Bodywork)

This is essentially a therapeutic massage that is targeted towards the meridians and acupuncture points. It is used for a wide variety of conditions.

Cupping

This involves the use of glass or plastic cups which are placed on the body with suction to help remove toxins and muscle tension. They are used often in   patients with immune issues such as a cold as well as for pain.




Nutrition

Advice regarding suitable dietary intake is given while ensuring that it is realistic and appropriate.


Exercise

Suggestion for relevant stretches and related exercises are given to match your treatment.