Selecting a unique choice of up to 12 acupuncture points for every person at each treatment session, I use very fine needles. This makes for a very individual approach to treating your health complaint.
Children often only need pressure applied to the point or just one or two needles inserted and withdrawn quickly.
Typically with painful conditions like sciatica or tennis elbow, I may do a short session of massage on an area before the acupuncture treatment to relax the muscles and enhance the effect. The use of electro acupuncture to create a gentle tingle can also be effective
Traditionally in some treatments people benefit from the use of Moxa (moxibustion). A herb used to smoulder above and warm specific points instead of needles or with them to provide a more focused treatment.
Sometimes Cupping is used. This is an ancient treatment used in many traditional health systems, where a vacuum is created inside a glass or bamboo cups, then placed over certain points on the body. In Oriental Medicine it is used for many reasons.