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Alternative therapy

Preventative and therapeutic health care practices, such as acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic, homeopathy and herbal medicine. Generally do not follow accepted medical methods. May not require medical explanations for their success or use.

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fire needle techniques

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Fire needle techniques insert red-hot needles at an acupuncture point.


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Plant, animal or mineral material or part thereof. Used in Chinese herbal medicine in conjunction with other herbs to create a formula

herbal formula

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

A combination of herbs used to treat a specific condition or set of conditions. A typical Chinese herbal formula is made up of between six and twelve herbs. Multiple herbs are ...


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Bloodletting refers to the pricking of the skin for the purpose of releasing blood. This may be aided with the application of a cup over the site.


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Cupping is a technique by which a vacuum force is applied to acupuncture sites. Cupping sucks the bad qi or bad energy out of the body.

medical acupuncture

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a medical discipline that integrates traditional and modern acupuncture techniques into contemporary biomedical practice.


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

A traditional Chinese medicine term for each of the 16 vertically oriented pathways throughout the body for the flow of qi, or vital energy, accessed through acupuncture points. ...