Sunday, March 04, 2012


I have lived in China for over 6 1/2 years and it took me that long to get the nerve up to have a cupping treatment or ba huo guan 跋火罐. Part of the reason that I did not think about doing this is because of the bruising it leaves on your back. The cupping causes blood vessels to expand at the surface of your skin and these are your results.


I have to say that I have never taken a photo of my back nor do I ever try and look at my back. I didn't realize that I had so many moles! I was also told by my friend that my bruising was not very bad which means I am very healthy. I hope this is true! They also did cupping on my feet and my skins, but no marks were left there. I definitely enjoyed this experience and will try it again. Next time I will wait to do it when I have a cold or sinus infection to see if it helps my healing process.

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