Closely linked to acupuncture is the so-called moxibustion. This means that the glowing moxa is placed on points on the skin to heat the blood and facilitate the flow of blood and energy and and a result strengthen the yang. Clinically moxibustion is used together with acupuncture.
Acupuncture (“Zhen Jiu” in Chinese) is one of the most sophisticated systems of Chinese medicine. It involves the use of thin needles that are put on acupuncture points along the meridians to influence the body or the energy and blood flow.
Acupressure is used as a supplement or an alternative to acupuncture. The treatment involves pressing different parts of the body with fingers and hands and follows the meridians and acupuncture points’ system.