If you suffer from pain in a particular area, you might want to consider a cupping treatment.
Cupping is often used by acupuncturists as a complementary therapy or as an alternative to acupuncture.
Originally called horn therapy "in ancient China, variations excavation have been used in Turkey, Greece, France, Italy, and Eastern Europe. Even today, it is considered an important health treatment at home of many Greek and European families.
The glasses used are generally glass or round plastic construction. There are several ways that can be applied. Can be applied with a pump that is attached to the cup and pumped the air, creating a vacuum. Another common method of application is by heating the glass cup with a candle. The heat is the oxygen of the glass and creates a vacuum to the cup easily attaches to the skin. The skin and meat are raised in the cup, stimulating circulation blood and the underlying musculature.
In Japan, Oriental medicine practitioners (except physicians) are licensed to practice acupuncture, moxibustion, or vacuum and are not allowed to combine the three ways in which we can do in Australia or the United States. Because a Japan specialist tastings are only allowed use cupping to treat their patients, must be able to treat every possible condition through cups. So they have developed some strategies of excavation comprehensive.
The application of the cups on the back and shoulders is a great success in treating back pain and shoulder. In particularly bad cases of stagnation of blood, a drop of blood is drawn from the painful or tight area, and a cup applied to the site. When air is pumped, the suction effect of the vacuum created by stagnant black blood samples from the point of puncture and into the cup. Once the old black blood has been extracted, fresh blood flows automatically into the trigger. This fresh, clean blood sweeps the debris that has been inhibiting the free flow of Qi in the area. Most patients with this treatment greatly relieves the pain. There are some contraindications for this treatment so it is best administered by a trained acupuncturist or difficult practitioner.Cupping to apply to hairy areas such as backs or hairy head like a perfect seal can not be formed in skin.Cupping is usually painless and most patients report that after they have a sense of lightness and flexibility in the previously painful area. However, the procedure does not leave a wound around which may remain up to one week (depending on the extension of the current stagnation of the blood). So if you go swimming or do modeling, you will have to take this into account if they are going to have treatment excavation in an area exposed. Examples of the windy conditions which can treat are: —
· Gastric Disorders
· Intercostal neuralgia
· Bowel Disorders
· Stiff Shoulders
High blood pressure, stroke and atherosclerosis
· Bronchial asthma
· Gynecological Disorders
· Kidney (including frequent / urgent urination)
· Liver, gallbladder disorders biliary
· Dermatological disorders
So, if you are needle phobic and you have a health condition that not responding to Western medicine, you might want to consider trying to cupping.
Roslyn J. Motter is a Sydney, Australia registered acupuncturist with her own acupuncture and cupping clinic. She is also a childrenÂ’s author and has recently published three childrenÂ’s books – The Doofuzz Dudes Rescue Moondar; The Doofuzz Dudes and the Princess Detector; and the Doofuzz Dudes and the Babbling Bottles. The series are fantasy adventure stories and are most suitable for children aged 7 – 12 years. Woven into the adventures is a subtle theme of caring for the environment. Excerpts and illustrations from the books are available for viewing on http://www.childrens-books.com.au and children can play games and win prizes on http://www.doofuzzdudesclub.com Her acupuncture website is http://www.acupunctureworks.com.au
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