Traditional Chinese medicine aims to restore your body’s balance. Techniques include:
Moxibustion. This uses moxa, which is usually made from the Chinese mugwort herb. It’s burned close to your skin to rid you of toxins. It may ease pain.
Cupping: This aims to flush out toxins. A therapist heats air inside a cup and puts the cup on your body. Some research shows it can ease shingles pain.
Acupuncture: This ancient practice puts very thin needles into your skin. It may help ease shingles pain.