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  • 1. Chinese Medicine and Healing By Sam Harris
  • 2. CuppingCupping has many common names, such as Firecupping, Body vacuuming , and the Horn method.Is is recommended mainly for Bronchial congestion,arthritis, and pain.
  • 3. Cupping leaves purplish marks, that heal after days.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Many times, acupuncture is used as an anesthetic.This way, major surgery can be performed with thepatient awake!
  • 7. Here is a picture of someone being treated withacupuncture
  • 8. Herbal RemediesHerbal remedies, as well as their books, date back asfar as the Han Dynasty.Some books have hundreds of remedies.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. There are many uses and mixtures for herbalremedies.Some practitioners believe that herbs can curecertain cancers and stop growth and spreading oftumors.