Tuning Forks, Moxa, Cupping & Gua sha
Tuning forks are sometimes used during treatments. Tuning forks are a good alternative for people who are needle sensitive, as your treatments can involve less needles while still getting the benefits of the acupuncture points. Children also respond well to tuning forks.
Cupping is a method of treating disease, pain and tightness by applying suction cups to the body. It is especially helpful for back and shoulder tightness and pain.
Gua sha is a smooth tool used to treat tightness. Gua sha is great at loosening tension (neck, IT band etc) and for boosting immunity at the beginning of a sickness.
Electrostimulation involves the application of electricity to acupuncture needles. The electricity creates a buzzing sensation. It is helpful to relieve pain, injuries and to increase the effectiveness of an acupuncture treatment.
Moxabustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy that involves adding warmth to increase qi & circulation in the body.