Electro-Acupuncture: While it might sound a little bit scary...I can assure you it isn't! Clips from the electro machine are attached to needles which have been placed near the painful area. You should feel a tingling or pulsing sensation, but this should not be painful at any time...honest! EA is often used to relieve pain (by releasing endorphins and improving the flow of blood to the painful area) and it has a stimulating effect on muscles and nerves (helping relieve spasms and tension). By relieving the pain, this helps to calm the mind. See, it's not that scary after all!
Magnets: placed on an acupuncture point with adhesive tape for use during a treatment (larger gauss magnet) or left on for continued treatment (smaller gauss magnet) at home, magnets help stimulate the function of a particular acupuncture point
Pressballs/Presstacks: placed on an acupuncture point with adhesive tape for use during a treatment or left on for continued treatment at home helping stimulate the function of a the point; press balls are either stainless steel or gold, press tacks are extremely small needles attached to adhesive tape
Intradermals: tiny needles with a loop end inserted just under the skin and taped in place to stimulate an acupuncture point and continue treatment at home
Manaka hammer: a wooden dowel and "hammer" used in place of actual needles to stimulate certain points, releasing tight muscles or areas of congestion, often used in Japanese local treatments
Pachi sparker: a "spark" is emitted from a handheld device either on a needle, an ion cord, or on the skin to release congestion and decrease pain, often used in Japanese treatments Topicals: a variety of herbal liniments, balms and creams used to promote circulation, decrease pain and improve healing