Back in June 2007, I posted an article Cupping Therapy: The Art of Pain that met with some controversy over the question of administration and the pain associated with this method of therapy. Bruce Bentley, an authority in alternative medicine responded …
Your information about cupping being painful is incorrect. The degree of suction required for each person is different and appropriate to their strength. Refer to the website & read an interview with me for ‘the Lantern’ – an international journal of TCM.
Right this minute, I’m at a cafe in Kuala Belait having a cappuccino and blogging on my laptop crouched rather uncomfortably in a seat that is suited more for coffee than computing. Heightened by this discomfort, I’ve decided to revisit that article with updated images from a recent visit to The Healing Touch Health Care in the Brunei capital and found a willing model for shots of the glass cups in use. I was actually there for Foot Reflexology when I saw an opportunity not to be missed. Until now, many who have gone through cupping therapy had never seen these in high definition and had no idea just how much the skin is vacuumed into the glass. The physical but temporary pain we feel during the cupping session is from the various points of the back and shoulder to remove ‘wind’ that causes the aches and internal discomfort.
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In one of my trips to Shanghai, I had foot reflexology at one of a number of popular establishments and The Healing Touch here in Brunei does an excellent job in bringing that authentic experience to us with matching ambience and experienced therapists. First time patron, remember to ask for your Loyalty Card at the cashier. As you can see, I’m one stamp away from a free foot reflexology session. Can’t wait!