Cupping for up to 15 minutes
Acupuncture experts say cupping is a traditional method of external treatment of traditional Chinese medicine.
Because of its simple operation and convenience, it has become a common method for preventing and treating diseases in the folk.
At present, the types of cans are mainly bamboo cans, glass cans, rubber cans and vacuum cans.
Because bamboo pots need to be boiled with traditional Chinese medicine liquid, they are more complicated and are replaced.
The glass jar is clinically toxic, and the skin condition can be observed in time.
Rubber cans are used in places that are not very flat, some joints, etc.
Vacuum tanks are generally suitable for domestic tanks.
Hospital cupping generally uses tweezers to clamp a small ball of cotton balls, dipped in an appropriate amount of alcohol, tilt the mouth of the tank, ignite the cotton balls, reach into the bottom of the tank to bypass 1-3 circles, and then pull out.
Be careful not to let the burning cotton ball touch the mouth of the jar, so as not to burn your skin.
Of course, it is easier to use a vacuum tank at home, and no burns will occur, but the effect of removing wind and cold is not as good as that of a fire tank.
A disease suitable for cupping and cupping is commonly used to treat low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, rheumatic pain, falling pillows, colds, indigestion, insomnia and menopause syndrome.
However, Director Zhao believes that cupping at home can only be used as an adjuvant treatment, and it is best to go to the hospital for more serious conditions to avoid delaying treatment.
Director Zhao then introduced several home cupping treatments for common diseases.
Low back pain: Cupping at the pain in the back and the middle point (center of the leg), 10-15 minutes, once a day.
Frozen shoulder: cupping on shoulder pain, 10-15 minutes, once a day.
Falling pillow: Look for tender points on the neck and back of the affected side, and cup for about 10 minutes.
Do not pull out the jar when you pull it out at home. The mouth of the jar should be smooth and undamaged, and it should not be too thin to prevent cutting the skin.
At the same time, pay attention to the following issues during operation: 1.
Choose a suitable tank according to the area of the pulled part, such as a wide and muscular tail, and a large tank can be used at the thigh, but a small tank is convenient for the calf, arms, and neck and shoulders.
The retention time depends on the condition and location.
Generally, the tank is left for 10-15 minutes. The large tank has strong suction and extraction force, and the time can be appropriately extended, otherwise foaming may occur.
If the foaming is relatively small, it does not need special treatment and will usually subside on its own; it is best to go to the hospital for treatment when foaming and perforating, first disinfect it locally, then pierce it with a disinfection needle, and apply sterile gauze.
Do n’t pull down hard when you lift the jar. Hold the jar with one hand and press the skin next to it to let the air in. The jar will come down naturally. The purple spots on the skin usually disappear after two weeks.
Overeat, overwork, and should not be cupped when craving.
The distal, underarm and groin areas with large blood vessels, skin allergies, edema or ulcers should not be cupped; pregnant women’s lumbosacral region and abdomen are also prohibited to prevent abortion.