Updated: Aug 1, 2022
It is fun, relaxing, and feels good.
Do you know that you can get a Tui-na Massage or Cupping treatment instead when you have insurance for acupuncture or you don’t like needles?
In Chinese Medicine, you will get the same assessment first ( like pulse check, face reading, tongue check), then you can get needles or tui-na massage or herbs, all the techniques can alternative each other.
So if you have acupuncture insurance and don’t like needles, you can get a needless treatment, a massage, or cupping. It still can help with your different disorders or condition.
There haven’t been many scientific studies published on fire cupping, but the ones that have been published demonstrate the health benefits of cupping. For example, a study published the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine found that fire cupping was beneficial in the treatment of acne, herpes zoster, and chronic pain.
Another study published in PLoS One discovered fire cupping was a safe and effective treatment modality for several diseases and conditions, including acne, facial paralysis, and cervical spondylosis. The British Cupping Society reports that cupping can be used to mitigate:
High blood pressure
Although fire cupping is deemed a safe procedure, side effects can still arise. Patients may experience mild discomfort, bruising, burns, and in rare instances, mild infections during and after certain forms of cupping therapy.
Acupuncturist Fei, she practices clinical medicine in China for 3 years, and she has a great passion for acupuncture, and she is special at Traditional Glass Cupping, if you are a cupping lover, you must try this classic style!
Check with your doctor first, if nothing is wrong. Maybe from too much sugar and fruit.
In Summer, more people get heart uncomfortable, in some cases when getting an abdominal massage or acupuncture for digestion, they feel better.
When sweaty, the body needs quick energy sources like glucose, so you may feel want to eat something sweet.
But we are not in a tropical area, always some chill wind under the tree, also a lot of A/C, Making the sweaty sudden stop, then the sugar stop digestion in the stomach or intestines. And start to bloat, we have limited space in the gut, so you feel your heart being pressed.
There are a famous routine 3 acupuncture points for heart problems, one for the stomach, one for the small intestine, is that interesting?
Recently I have had clients who asked about motion sickness, actually, acupuncture can definitely help with that.
Personally, when I was young, I have a lot of digestion issues as well, the car is my nightmare. Basically, most time from the gas pressure your stomach, or other organs like the spleen, liver, or small intestine are unbalanced causing your sickness when you are in a car.
But when I learned Chinese Medicine and get some treatment from tui-na massage to release the tension in my neck and shoulder and acupuncture for my digestion, My motion sickness never bothers me again, only sometimes I have some bloating and was on the plane. I massage some acupressure point with some burp after, then much better.
So making your digestion maintenance is the key to motion sickness
So if you have a long trip, you get some acupuncture treatment before you go, and ask your acupuncturist about some different acupressure points that may work for you.