|Posted on Saturday, November 01, 2003 - 08:33: |
Can you explain what is blood cupping and how it is been done? What is it good for?
Thank you for your time.
|Posted on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 12:04: |
Blood cupping is basically regular cupping applied in order to draw or let blood. The skin is being scratched beforehand by a filiform or the three-edged needle, and the cup is applied immediately on top of the scratches. The cup(s) is then left in place for 15-20 minutes and until it sucks out considerable amount of blood, usually dark colored. Then the cup(s) is removed. Blood cupping is most suitable for areas of pronounced pain, usually of the blood-stasis type. It is much more powerful than regular cupping which is usually applied when there is Qi stagnation rather than blood stasis. Blood stasis type of painful tissues is usually the result of traumatic injuries, internal impediment in the blood flow of various etiologies or a deterioration of long standing qi stagnation in a specific area.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 - 07:44: |
I have been using cupping, including blood cupping, in the clinic quite extensively for lower back ache, especially the sprained muscle type. It gives good results, no doubt about this. Yet, in my opinion, straight forward acupuncture is much more eeffective and faster in pain relieving. I have also used Dr. Halevi's chopsticks treatment for this problem and it is far better than the cupping... less than acupuncture though. On the other hand, I find blood cupping extremely helpful in frozen shoulder and tight muscles of the upper back. Especially very acute cases where the stick is very painful to apply. I wonder if other practitioners have the same notions about this issue. Chuck.
|Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2005 - 20:51: |
Hi,can some tell me a site were i can find a diagram of cupping points.i have a book with my set but the lanugage is malay.
|Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2005 - 23:55: |
What is it exactly a diagram of cupping points?
|Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 22:07: |
hello shmuel,well in my cupping set i have a thin book with pictures of human bodys, and it shows with little round circles where to do the cupping and is written next to it how this point would help the person.the problem is,is that its all written in malay,and of course i wanted details in english.And thank you for your time.
|Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 11:41: |
Alright Najmi, no problem. You can scan the cupping points chart and send it to me by Email. I shall mark the points for you by their English names and send you back the chart. Next, go to my homepage where the acupoints database is located and find each point with its specific qualities and clinical indications.
How's that sound to you
Monque (Unregistered Guest)
|Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 08:15: |
Can I ask how do you remove the cup after it has been filled with blood? Does it not spill around?
|Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 08:50: |
You say Opps!
When done correctly amount of blood which is released is in the drop range, not the cups full. Acupuncture works on Qi not cups ful of blood. It has no bearing on the oldfashioned bloodletting.
|Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 19:13: |
Not quite, Jan. Blood cupping applied in serious conditions of blood stasis, yields quite an amount of blood. Usually, half of the cup (regular medium size) is filled with blood. It has been done so for centuries, and in my opinion this is how it helps best, and no less important, the quickest.
The glass(es) remain in situ for 15-20 minutes and in that time most of the blood in the cup gets congealed. Still, some of it is still liquid, and it needs quick and steady hand work to remove the cup. I usually hold in my right hand quite an amount of sterile tissue while removing the cup with my left hand. At the same time I "cach" the contents of the cup with the tissue, wiping the area clean. After that, I apply a generous amount of sanitizer solution on the scratched area and cover it with cottonwool.
Drawing a tiny bit amount of blood with the cupping, is suitable for blood stasis conditions which are not acute, do not involve severe pain, or for small children or the very elderly.
|Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2007 - 19:19: |
If you want to get into blood cupping, you really need to look up Korean acupuncture. Blood letting is big business in Korean acupuncture, it's pratically a therapy in its own right. From the little I was shown by a Korean therapist who specialised in hand acupuncture and blood letting, the amount of blood that you take out depends on what you are doing, what you are treating, the condition of the patient, and the point from which you are taking the blood. He showed me his manual: it was phenomenal. If you take blood from Sp 6 Sanyinjiao, in the context of a certain condition and using a certain technique, you get a whole different reaction from Sp 6 that you would never have expected. Seriously cool stuff. Check it out! It rocks!