This forms a crucial part of TCM treatment and concentrates on eliminating factors in the patient’s life style or daily living activities that contribute to the cause or prolongation of a health complaint. Alternatively, the client can be instructed upon how to positively promote active health and increase wellbeing by suitably modifying the way they live.
Moxibustion is a form of heat treatment which is used by a fully qualified TCM practitioner when appropriate. The treatment is carried out by applying a substance known as “moxa” over a particular area or acupuncture point. This introduces heat into the area for therapeutic effect.
Cupping is one of the oldest methods of traditional Chinese medicine. A vacuum is created inside a bamboo (or glass) cup and it is then placed on the patient’s skin. Cupping effectively moves stagnation and alleviates respiratory and musculosceletal problems. Cupping should leave purple marks which are painless, harmless, and will disappear in a few days’ time.