The initial treatment will consist of a series of questions about the patient's body, mind, and spirit. A diagnosis is then made along with a plan for treatment. A Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment may include one or more of the following therapies:
Acupuncture - insertion of special sterilized needles through the skin into underlying tissues at specific points on the surface of the body.
Herbs - a prescription may be given in the form of tinctures, pills, herbal patches, or topical ointments.
Cupping - a technique to relieve symptoms in which cups made of glass, plastic, or bamboo are placed on the skin with a vacuum created by heat or other device.
Gua Sha - rubbing on an area of the body with a blunt, round instrument.
Moxa - indirect burning of the Chinese mugwort herb over an acupuncture point or needle using a stick or loose moxa to help relieve symptoms and aid in tissue repair.
Continued treatment - Return visits entail following up with any changes in the patient's condition along with another treatment.