Tianjiu Treatment 天灸療法


Tianjiu (天灸) is a traditional treatment based on the theories and clinical experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Patches containing specific medicinal herbal mixtures are adhered to the body in order to stimulate particular acupoints. The therapy can enhance Yang and achieve a balance of Yin/Yang in our body, increasing our body’s strength as well as both preventing, and curing diseases. This therapy is especially recommended during the change of seasons in order to strengthen the immune system before the extreme weather that we experience during winter and summer in Hong Kong. According to TCM studies, three consecutive years of Tianjiu treatments can reduce the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and asthma.

Suitable for both adults and children, Tianjiu treatment has been found to be effective in the prevention of:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma, chronic cough
  • Weak body and cold physique
  • Menstrual pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Chronic diarrhoea



Tianjiu treatment refers to San Fu Tian (三伏天) and San Jiu Tian (三九天); the three hottest, and three coolest days of the year. Chinese Medicine practitioners often prescribe Tianjiu treatment to patients during this time in order to cure seasonal diseases.

Typical application time of Tianjiu patches:

Adults: 1.5-2 hours

Children: 30-45 minutes

Consultation time: 15 minutes

(Between 7-10 patches are typically used during each visit).

Normal Reactions to Tianjiu:

  • Skin may feeling slightly warm or itchy
  • Mild skin redness and tingling
  • Mild blisters due to the stimulating effect of the patch

In the event of serious discomfort, treatment should be discontinued immediately.

Individuals contra-indicated for Tianjiu treatment:

  • Individuals with a fever or upper respiratory tract disease;
  • Children under two years old;
  • Pregnant women;
  • Individuals with tuberculosis, diabetes, cancer or Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD deficiency);
  • Individuals with skin allergies

Tianjiu treatment requires three applications; to achieve the best possible results, patients should attend according to the specified dates. If you are unavailable on the specified dates, your treatment should be scheduled for one day on either side of these dates.

Price: HK$600 per course of three applications

Schedule: Please contact us for upcoming Tianjiu treatment schedule at UP!health.