the pricking of skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.
the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain.
(in Chinese medicine) a therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy.
A traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light petechiae. This stimulates fresh oxygenated blood flow to the area, thus promoting metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing and recovery.
a form of therapy of Japanese origin based on the same principles as acupuncture, in which pressure is applied to certain points on the body using the hands.
A mind-body-spirit practice of chinese origin which improves one's physical and mental/emotional health by integrating breathing, posture, movement, self-massage, with focused intent.