Other Techniques

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While Chinese medicine most commonly includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, there are also many other techniques, of which the following are practiced at Sustain Health.
If you are interested in any of these techniques, please book an acupuncture consultation and request them in your booking description. Your practitioner may also recommend and discuss them with you.


Glass cups are placed on the skin to create suction, drawing blood to the surface. This allows for a new cycle of circulation to be promoted. It helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being as a type of deep-tissue massage.
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A dried plant called mugwort is condensed and used in moxibustion. It has warming and circulatory properties. The ‘moxa’ are burned near the skin’s surface to invigorate the flow of qi, warm the circulation and drive out pathogenic factors. It is used for pain, digestion, fertility and many other conditions.
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Two acupuncture needles are inserted at specific points, and a very mild electrical current is run through them. You may experience a mild tingling or vibration, but no further pain than a prick as the needles are inserted. This enhances the effect of acupuncture and is particularly useful for neurological conditions and musculoskeletal disorders.


As opposed to western bloodletting, in Chinese bloodletting, only a few drops of blood are drained from specific locations, which feels similar to a blood test. The practice is used to treat ailments stemming from inflammation or skin conditions such as raised Varicose veins on the legs.


Exercises are used to optimise energy within the body, mind, and spirit to improve and maintain health and well-being. Qigong has psychological and physical components and involves regulating the mind, breath, and body’s movement and posture.

Dao Yin

A series of cognitive body and mind exercises are practiced to direct and refine movement. It may be used in conjunction with Neuro-Acupuncture for neurological conditions. Dao Yin is intentional physical exercises that help complete the neural circuits essential for neuroplasticity (the ability of the nervous system to change its activity).
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