CuppingCupping has many common names, such as Firecupping, Body vacuuming , and the Horn method.Is is recommended mainly for Bronchial congestion,arthritis, and pain.
Cupping leaves purplish marks, that heal after days.
Cups of bamboo or glass, are placed on the body,over qi pathways with a flammable substance inside.The substance (normally paper, alcohol, or herbs) islit on fire, and the cup is applied to the skin for 5-10minutes.
AcupunctureThere are over 300 acupuncture points on the body.Thin sterilized needles are inserted and twirled atthese points, until a numbing sensation is felt.It is common practice to stick the needles in the ears,on the face and neck, and in-between the fingers andtoes.
Many times, acupuncture is used as an anesthetic.This way, major surgery can be performed with thepatient awake!
Here is a picture of someone being treated withacupuncture
Herbal RemediesHerbal remedies, as well as their books, date back asfar as the Han Dynasty.Some books have hundreds of remedies.
Mixtures/Prescriptions generally have 4-12ingredients.These mixtures/prescriptions are taken in the form ofteas, powders, syrups, or pills.Herbs are slow-acting, and have to be taken overlong periods of time.
There are many uses and mixtures for herbalremedies.Some practitioners believe that herbs can curecertain cancers and stop growth and spreading oftumors.