Cupping is a therapy in shish a jar is attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through the negative pressure created by introduction heat in the from of an ignited material.
In the ancient times in China, the cupping method was called "horn method".
The cupping method has the function of warming and promoting the free flow of Qi and blood in the meridians, dispelling cold dampness, diminishing swellings and pains.
In clinics, the cupping method is mainly used to treat Bi syndrome caused y wind dampness, such as pain of the low back, shoulder, and leg, gastrointestinal disorders such as stomachache, vomiting, and diarrhea, and lung diseases such as cough and asthma.
The cupping method combined with bloodletting is suitable to treat acute sprains accompanied by blood stasis.
The animal horn was used to dispel pus. Along with continual development in clinical practice, the materials for making jars and the methods have been greatly improved. The rage of indications has been expanded, since this method is simple and the therapeutic effect is good.
This therapy was attracted with great attention and applied in a large scale by the broad masses, and also used as an auxiliary method of acupuncture and moxibustion.
It should be noted that cupping therapy can also increase and help with peristaltic movements and increase in digestive fluids, thus it can be very useful in treating and dealing with digestive complaints.
SKIN REACTION? AFTERWARDS AND CORRESPONDING ORGAN
From its skin reaction you can tell how your health is and which organ doesn't function well; the darker the skin reaction is, the more ingestion the corresponding organ has.