Acupuncture is arguably the oldest, most commonly practiced medical procedure in the world and is used by one-third of the world as a primary health-care system. Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile, single-use-only needles into the body with the specific intention of eliciting an appropriate movement of energy. The desired result is to offer the patient a concrete sense of spiritual, emotional, and physical balance. Effective use of acupuncture treats the underlying imbalances and promotes harmony within the whole person.
The healing art of Reiki is an effective Japanese form of stress reduction. It is done with a light healing touch (or no touch), and the client is fully clothed. Many clients have experienced positive results from this form of stress reduction.
An alternative medicine involving the application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, which causes a physical change in the body. Areas on the foot correspond to areas of the body, by manipulating these, one can improve health through one's qi.