Bone setting

Bone setting is one of the five traditional branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is considered to be the basis for the development of modern chiropractic and osteopathy. Traditional bone setting is a holistic care process to cure the balance of the skeleton, muscles and joints, which might cause pain. Before the advent of chiropractors, osteopaths, and physical therapists, bonesetters were the main providers of this type of treatment.

Bone setting refers to the manipulation or “setting” of fractured bones, ruptured sinews and muscles in order to alleviate an injury. A Chinese Medicine practitioner will treat bone fractures, concussions, sprains and joint dislocations through pulling, repositioning and aligning avoiding any invasive procedure. The objective is to maintain the wholeness of the body.

Pain can be caused by incorrectly stressed, overextended or blocked compounds such as those of the spine or joints. For pains such as back-pain, sprains or concussions Chinese Medicine considers bone setting to be more effective than light exercise or physiotherapy.


bone setting

Our highly experienced Dr Cheung practices a very smooth and gentle bone setting technique, which is perceived by the patient as very pleasant. In addition, Dr Cheung also combines his considerable acupuncture knowledge in his bone setting therapies.

Bone setting is particularly helpful with:
○ Joint pain
○ Relocation of joints
○ Muscle pain
○ Swelling
○ Contusion
○ Sprains
○ Menstrual Pain
○ Stomachache
○ Headache
○ Dizziness

Sport injuries
Chronic pain


In addition to bone setting, you may also consider other popular therapies of TCM, including: 

Acupuncture: Acupuncture has been used as a part of TCM for many years, and is especially effective for the relief of acute or chronic pain and prevention or treatment of various diseases.

It involves the painless insertion of ultra-thin single use needles into specific points on the body called acupoints, to “re-balance” the flow of the body’s energy. Your body’s energy, commonly known as ‘Chi’, should flow freely and unobstructed. If there are blockages in this flow, illness may arise and by re-establishing good energy flow, the body can begin to heal itself and restore health.

Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy utilizes naturally extracted aromatic essences from the roots, leaves, seeds or blossoms of plants to improve the health of body, mind and spirit.

Whether inhaled or massaged into the skin, these essential oils are gaining new appeal as an alternative treatment for stress, infections and other health problems. Each essential oil contains its own mix of active ingredients, determining what the oil is used for.

Cupping: Cupping is an ancient TCM practice that involves suctioning or vacuuming sections of the body. The cups are heated by swabbing rubbing alcohol on the bottom and then lighting the cup or by placing an inverted cup over a flame to aid in suctioning.


To book a TCM session, please call us at: +852 2530 3315 or email us:

bone setting

Our Therapists

Henry Cheung