Archive for the ‘FIRE CUPPING’ Category

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

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The process involves a fuel-soaked cotton ball being lit on fire. In one fluid motion, the flame is placed inside the glass cup and the cup is placed on the skin. By removing the oxygen, it creates a tighter seal.

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After treatment, the cups can leave behind some nasty bruises for a few weeks. For those who believe they benefit from cupping, it’s a small price to pay.

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It’s a lesson that a man from Sichuan, China, learned the hard way. Below is a photo of his back taken at a hospital after the 63-year-old underwent daily sessions of cupping for an entire month.

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According to the man, people at the shop where he had the treatment said that the only way for him to cure his high cholesterol and other small ailments was to continue treatment for a full month.

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By day 10, the cupped areas were blistering, but that didn’t stop him. The man simply broke the blisters, washed them with salt water, and returned for more treatment. Near the end of his treatment, he collapsed while walking home. It turns out the blisters had gotten infected and the infection had become so severe that he needed to go to the hospital. If he had waited any longer, he would have died from blood poisoning.


Henry Sapiecha