In the old days, Moxa was burnt down to the skin to create weeping in the skin. In modern times, we do not do this practice anymore. We simply stimulate the point until heat is felt. Sometimes there can be red marks left behind, which is natural.
We always press for a single treatment to have a powerful effect. Each situation is different and requires a different approach. But, will deliver results and a self empowered path to your own recovery.
Anywhere there is room to set up a therapy table. Some place comfortable and relaxing with good temperature and lighting. The nicer the environment the better. Hotels, houses and apartments are all feasible.
Yes, it is your responsibility to consult with your primary care physician about acupuncture. We are not doctors and we are not a part of mainstream medicine. Particularly, patients with diabetes and hypertension.
Acupuncture works on animals. Animals do not have, the placebo effect. Skepticism is healthy. A patient will quickly discover that Oriental is very practical and tangible. It is not as "new agey" as it seems.
The two look the same from an outside perspective. But they are VERY different in their approach and philosophy. Tui Na is a much more complicated and advanced than massage, and requires more training and practice to master.