. The goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy in the body.
. Acupuncture is commonly used for pain relief, though it is also used to treat a wide range of conditions. The majority of people who seek out acupuncture do so for musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain, shoulder stiffness, and knee pain.
. Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Through suction, the skin is drawn into the cup by creating a vacuum in the cup placed on the skin over the targeted area.
. The goal of cupping therapy is to relieve pain by promoting blood circulation on the area.
. Acupuncture is commonly used for treating pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.
. The goal of stone massage is to reduce pain by relieving muscle tension and stiffness and by promoting blood circulation on the area.
. A stone massage is commonly used for relieving pain due to musculoskeletal injuries and other causes. Also, stone massage has been shown to reduce state anxiety, and temporarily reduce blood pressure and heart rate.
. The goal of Electroacupuncture is to combine the stimulation of both needling and electricity, and thus can potentiate the effect of the treatment.
. Electroacupuncture is commonly used for relieving muscle pain and muscle stiffness. The Cochrane Collaboration, a group of evidence-based medicine (EBM) reviewers, reviewed eleven randomized controlled trials on the use of electroacupuncture at the PC 6 acupuncture point to control chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting. The reviewers found that electroacupuncture applied along with anti-vomiting drugs reduced first-day vomiting after chemotherapy more effectively than anti-vomiting drugs alone.
. Herbal Medicine is the study of botany and use of plants intended for medicinal purposes or for supplementing a diet. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today.
. The categories of Herbal Medicine is to exterior-releasing, heat-clearing, downward-draining, wind-damp-dispelling, dampness-transforming, promoting the movement of water and percolating dampness, interior-warming, Qi-regulating,
dispersing food accumulation, worm-expelling, stopping bleeding, quickening the Blood and dispelling stasis, transforming phlegm, stopping coughing and calming wheezing, Spirit-quieting, calming the Liver and expelling wind, orifice-opening, tonifying; this includes qi-supplementing, blood-nourishing, yin-enriching, and yang-fortifying, securing and astringing, vomiting-inducing.
. The use of herbal remedies is more prevalent in patients with chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, asthma and end-stage renal disease