Acupuncture is an Eastern style treatment. Feelings are mixed on whether it works or not. I know people who swear by it, but I am afraid of it due to being terrified of needles and the treatment consists of the placement of thin needles in certain areas.
The good thing is that you can stop it immediately if it is not working. No weaning necessary.
CC: THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY, THE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Dear Government, Health Insurance Industry and Pharmaceutical Industry,
As a doctor with a PASSION for health, wellness and quality living, I would like to THANK ALL OF YOU for creating an untenable situation that will encourage more and more people to follow A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE to restore and maintain good health.
I appreciate that you (our government) have permitted a legalized form of monopoly (known as “intellectual property rights”) by granting the pharmaceutical industry the right to use patents that allow these companies to claim a monopoly over their “recipes” for various medications. I realize the pharmaceutical industry is NOT the only industry that has filed patents to safeguard their research and development, however, the pharmaceutical industry has used these safeguards to GOUGECONSUMERS who rely on these drugs for daily living. In case you haven’t…
The traditional method of cupping involving little glass globes that look like the mini fish bowls pet shops keep bettas in. The practitioner puts a small amount of something flammable (such as rubbing alcohol or herbs) inside the cup and lights it on fire. That depletes the oxygen inside the cup.
Then the practitioner turns the cup upside down and places it on your skin. The air inside the cup then cools down, which creates a vacuum. The vacuum causes your skin to dome up inside the cup, which makes the blood vessels expand.
That’s what leaves the signature round suction marks that make it look kind of like you’ve been attacked by an octopus.
Of course, glass and flame aren’t the safest materials to work with.
Because of that, some practitioners have left the globes and flammable materials behind in favor of plastic cups that attach to a pump. They simply put the cup on your skin and squeeze the pump a few times to get the suction going. The effect is the same, only without the risk of burns.
TCM teaches that cupping opens up the pores, stimulates blood flow, and balances your qi (pronounced “chee”), which is the flow of energy through your body.