Physical and emotional problems can be interpreted and treated as different manifestations of blocked or imbalanced qi.
Acupuncture uses a holistic approach to diagnose, prevent and manage diseases. Ultra-fine needles are used to stimulate specific points along the skin, correcting the flow of 'qi' or energy through channels known as meridians. Some people feel energised by the treatment, while others feel relaxed.
Cupping therapy was popularised by media outlets during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, after well-known athletes like Michael Phelps used this technique. Cupping uses glass suction cups to reduce pain, improve circulation, warm muscles, stimulate lymphatic drainage and clear toxins.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a special dried herb, with the aim of promoting the free flow of Qi (energy) in the body, eliminating blockages, dispersing pathogenic factors and facilitating healing. It is a form of heat therapy.