What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is about helping the body naturally heal itself and function better. The healing process is achieved by gently inserting fine needles into precisely defined points on the body. Each acupuncture point is tied to its therapeutic purpose, and insertion points vary depending on the patient’s symptoms.

Is it safe?

Acupuncture is generally considered to be safe, but it is possible that there may be adverse reactions in some individual cases, like slight soreness, bruising, or bleeding at the needle site.


What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCHM) is a form of Medicine which is made from a mixture of herbal products in differing amounts. TCHM places a greater emphasis on the usage of Chinese Herbal products to balance the flow of energy, “Qi,” in the body. Practitioners believe that the balance of Qi is the best way to sustain a patient’s health. In this way, TCHM takes a holistic approach to treatments by focusing on the patient’s general health rather than treating one specific condition or disease.

Is it safe?

Chinese herbs are generally considered safe, but occasionally (as with all health treatments), they may be associated with adverse reactions in individual cases. The adverse effects may stem from the
use of toxic herbs.

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Cupping uses suction cups to draw tissues, bringing blood to the localized area. Cupping opens up the circulatory system and may improve Qi and blood flow which may relieve sore muscles and tension, and may also manage pain in the neck, shoulder, and back.

Is Cupping safe?

Cupping therapy is relatively safe, with rare and infrequent reports of adverse events. Most adverse events relate to scar formation at the cupping area. The associated side effects may be prevented by giving appropriate precautions and guidelines to patients.



Moxibustion involves burning ground mugwort to warm certain points along the body to heal an ailment. It may improve blood flow and may stimulate Qi energy flow.

Is Moxa safe?

Moxibustion is generally safe, but it may cause side effects, such as burns and allergic reactions.

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