Herbal medicine is used to treat many health concerns with minimal to no side effects. Herbs are are used to "release the exterior", "drain dampness", "regulate the middle", "expel cold" and the like. This is the earliest example of documented observational medicine.
Cupping creates a suction when glass jars are placed on various parts of the body. The cups can be retained or 'slid' using an oil. Cupping promotes circulation and promotes blood flow- helping release stagnancy. (Qi, Blood, Body Fluids)
Inserting thin metal needles to specific points on the body. There are many 'schools' of acupuncture and this is a highly refined craft. Needle depth and and manipulation may vary broadly dependant on body area and desired effect. Point and Channel.
Breathing, meditation, stretching, aerobic and anaerobic exercises are crucial contributors to one's health. Depending on the individual and the stage of life, different balances are required between 'hard' and 'soft' exercises.
Tuina is a therapy consisting of acupressure, massage and manipulation of the meridians. Excellent for exterior conditions.
Moxibustion stimulates the channels and points with the burning of mugwort (artemesia). The effect of this heat is distinct but also a complimentary character to needling.
Diet is a major cause of disease and imbalance. Eating healthy food in the five flavours in moderation is key to maintaining and optimizing or recovering health.