Adjunct Therapies

Adjunct Therapies options at HB Acupuncture

A range of adjunct therapies are available that complements acupuncture and includes the following treatments

MoxibustionAlternative therapies - Moxibustion heating an area of the back

Moxibustion is one of the several adjunct therapies that is an essential part of Chinese medicine which uses moxa, a compressed herb (mugwort Artemisia vulgaris).  The herb is lit and as it smoulders slowly, and is held just above the skin over specific acupuncture points. The therapeutic heat permeates the skin and affects the flow of ‘qi’ (energy) and blood in the area being treated.


Image showing Alternative Therapies - CuppingCupping is another is also another of the adjunct therapies using small glass cups, The cup is placed over a flame and a vacuum is created and is immediately placed on the skin. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. They are left on for about ten minutes. Benefits include loosening of muscles, encouraging blood flow, clearing of toxins and blockages. It is also valuable for the lungs and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma.


Electroacupuncture is an increasingly popular form of adjunct therapies and is used by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine for a wide array of conditions. Electroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. Needles are inserted into specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electroacupuncture is considered to be especially useful for conditions in which there is an accumulation of qi, such as in chronic pain syndromes, or in cases where the qi is difficult to stimulate.

Auricular Acupuncture (Ear Acupuncture)

Auricular Acupuncture – The ear is a microsystem and represents each part of your body. The treatment involves tiny specialist needles being placed in the ear and retained for approx half an hour. Treatment prompts the release of natural chemicals in your body including endorphins aiding it to help itself. It can be used to help reduce cravings, ease withdrawal symptoms (alcohol, drugs and smoking), balance blood sugar, increase relaxation and reduce anxiety and stress.

Holistic Massage with Heidi Bader

Holistic Massage

Holistic Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues and muscles of the body for therapeutic purposes. It has existed in one form or another since early civilisation and has been practised in many cultures for thousands of years as one of the earliest forms of healing. In various forms, holistic massage can be used to stimulate or relax and it has many benefits including physical, emotional and physiological improvements.  From a treatment initially used for its physical or “medical” benefits, the “feel good factor” of the therapeutic touch has led to its use as a truly holistic treatment which treats body and mind.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Releases endorphins, the body’s feel-good hormones
  • Increased energy levels and feelings of vitality
  • A general sense of health and wellbeing
  • Relief from stress and tension
  • Increased feelings of relaxation
  • Improved lymph circulation
  • Reduction in muscle tension.

During the initial consultation, I will take a medical history to assess any possible contraindications to treatment.


  1. Neck, back and shoulder ½ hour £25
  2. Full body (Neck, back, shoulder, legs and arms) 1 hour £40
  3. Full body As above + abdomen, face and head 1¼ hours £48

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For more information about a holistic massage and how it might help your condition or just to de-stress you, then please either call me or leave a message via the contact page.

For more information generally on adjunct therapies please call or leave a message via our contact page.