Lee's Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Herbal Remedies

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Pain



1. Effectiveness  

In modern society, people live with a lot of stress. Many diseases attribute their cause to mental stresses, such as chronic shoulder pains and muscle pains, to cite just a couple. A cupping treatment will relax the extravasated blood and also soften the hard muscles, temporarily relieving the stresses and the pains. The treatment can be administered as often times as the patient needs it.The treatment can be used not only to cure temporary pains or to help the blood circulation, but also to cure all types of untreatable diseases or to improve a general health.  

The Cupping method is excellent in curing the following ailments: High blood pressure, hardened artery, ulcers, heart valve problems, rheumatic arthritis, asthma, pediatric urination problems, constipation, neuralgia, diabetes, liver diseases, gastric diseases, obesity, cold and gout. However, a patient should refrain from receiving the treatment when he/she body has been considerably weakened, has a skin disease, suddenly becomes comatose, or when he/she has paralysis symptoms in his/her limbs, or when there is a sudden swelling in veins, the heart area, the nipples, or a tumorous spots.Also when a patient is pregnant, it is better not to administer cupping in her lower abdomen. Have the patient consult with a specialty medical doctor first. The doctor's opinion will help the cupping practitioner to determine the right cupping spots.



2. Types of Cupping treatment

There are two methods of cupping treatment, the wet cupping method and the dry cupping method. In the wet cupping method, the practitioner first punctures the skin and let out the extravasated blood accumulated under the skin.This method is often used to cure a bruise or a swollen joint with pains, where the capillaries are ruptured causing the tissues to swell, or to cure the chronic pains & hardness in particular body areas. In the dry cupping method, unlike the wet method, the blood isn't let out of skin but the practitioner simply applies the cups on the skin so that the extravasated blood can be pulled up to right underneath the skin thus helping cleanse the circulation system.



3. Reaction  

Less skin reactions are found in healthier people when a cupping is administered.But some patients, such as people with hardened muscles, can be left with red marks at the cupping spots of skin. In some worse cases, the patient may develop blisters. From lesser reaction to severe, the colors of the marks are various from light pink to red to purple and to dark blackish red. To heighten the effectiveness of cupping treatment, increase of natural foods in your diets such as brown rice, fresh vegetables, and sea weeds, is highly recommended.


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