Other therapies | Eileen Mannion Acupuncture Huddersfield

Eileen Mannion, BSc Hons, PGDipAc, MBAcC. 07773332553 or 01484 865886

Other therapies

As well as needling acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist may use other Chinese medicine techniques such as:

Acupressure massage:

Acupressure uses the same points as acupuncture but uses the application of pressure from fingers/thumbs.

I generally combine a deep tissue massage with acupressure.

Moxibustion:

Heat is applied to an acupuncture point or meridian using moxa and/or heat lamps to warm and relax muscles. Moxa is sometimes used as part of an acupuncture or acupressure treatment.

Cupping:

Glass cups with a vacuum seal are placed on the skin to stimulate blood flow and clear stagnant qi. Again I use this technique, if appropriate during acupuncture or acupressure treatment.

Guasha:

Vigorous rubbing of the skin increases blood flow and clears stagnant qi. Again I use this technique, if appropriate during acupuncture or acupressure treatment.