This guy almost lost life by overdoing an alternative medicine technique
Often people try alternative medicines in order to get respite from ailments and aches and pains since these treatments use natural things as medicines and techniques that have been practiced since ancient times. Though, the use of such treatments is seen as a controversial subject by many, by they also admit that people do get better and are benefited from such techniques and treatments. But like any other medical treatment, even these alternative methods should not be overdone. A man in China found this the hard way when his endangered his own life, overdoing a certain Chinese alternative treatment.
1 What is the fire cupping technique and how it is done?
Fire cupping is an ancient and traditional Chinese method of healing many ailments. It is believed to use fire and heat to improve blood flow and purify the blood so that it treats aches and pains in muscles and joint amongst other ailments. In order to perform the treatment, specific points on the body are chosen according to ailments. Then a fuel soaked cotton ball is lit on fire and in a split second, that ball is placed in a glass cup and the cup is placed on the skin. As the oxygen inside is sucked out, the heat forms a tight seal on the skin and provides the healing. However, after the treatment is done, there are some bruises due to the suction and heat that may take a few days to fade, but the benefits of the treatment are worth the pain and bruises.