The number one most important tool in my toolbox are my ears. I use them to listen! I as a lot of questions and feel like I treat each patient as a whole, unique individual rather than just a number or a series of symptoms.
An important thing to consider is the fact that I don't have to do acupuncture to help you. If we do acupuncture, I use small needles and a guide tube to keep my acupuncture pain free. My massage style can be pretty deep if necessary, and I do a lot of stretching if required. This massage can include cupping and gua sha (YouTube has good videos if you don't know what these are). I keep a table warmer and TDP lamp warm for each patient that needs it, not to mention blankets, sheets, and gowns to keep you warm and modest.
I am a nutrition nut so I make sure to include food as medicine for every patient. That may extend to herbal medicine if food, massage, and acupuncture alone aren’t enough. I also make sure to include a lot of other patient education for my patients when I think it will help, including information about supplements, exercises, stretches, referrals, books, and articles.