An Introduction to Chinese Cupping
Traditional Chinese medicine brings to mind acupuncture and the use of natural herbs as healing remedies. Cupping is a lesser-known treatment that is also part of Oriental medicine, one that can provide an especially pleasant experience. One of the earliest documentations of cupping can be found in the work titled A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies, which was written by a Taoist herbalist by the name of Ge Hong and which dates all the way back to 300 AD.
Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin. There are several ways that a practitioner can create the suction in the cups. One method involves swabbing rubbing alcohol onto the bottom of the cup, then lighting it and putting the cup immediately against the skin. Suction can also be created by...READ MORE
Acupuncture for Nicotine Addiction

A fundamental belief of TCM is that we live in a universe where everything is interconnected, and so we cannot separate the internal from the external, or, the mind from the body. Whatever affects one part of the body will automatically affect the other. Likewise, mental and emotional health is directly connected to physical health and visa versa. This foundation of TCM makes it highly effective for ailments that are both physical and mental, such as the addiction to nicotine. Acupuncture for smoking cessation is a natural, effective approach to this common addiction.

Acupuncture is based on the theory that there are channels throughout the body. It is believed that energy, known as "qi", flows throughout these channels in the psychophysical system in a certain pattern, affecting the essential well-being of a person. Any disruption in this flow of energy will cause malfunctions in the body. Healing begins as acupuncture restores the flow of energy...READ MORE
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