Glass or plastic cups are suctioned to the patients skin, with the aid of a heat or mechanical devices, to stimulate the flow of blood and draw out toxins.


Gua sha

Similar in effect to cupping but performed by press-stroking on the body with a specialized tool. It is most commonly used to treat pain, but can also address conditions such as asthma, colds, flu and fever.



A method of stimulating acupuncture points with heat using a Chinese herb called ai ye. This warming herb is held over points to promote Qi and blood circulation and facilitate healing in the body.


Tui na

An ancient form of Chinese physical therapy and bodywork.


Electrical stimulation

The addition of a gentle electrical current to enhance the stimulating effect of the acupuncture needles.