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Chinese cupping

I am now a proud owner of 15 circular hickeys, I mean bruises 🙂

Chinese Cupping is an ancient practice use to treat and heal colds, back pains, knotted and strain muscles and generally drawing out the toxins in our blood. So here’s how it works – heat is trapped in a glass cup and then placed on your back. The heated cups suck up your skin, which is supposedly sucking out the toxins. For me, it felt like I had a massive vacuum on my back attempting to suck the life out of me! The procedure isn’t painful at all. Relax is key. The tenser you are the more the cups pull at your skin. It didn’t help that my friend who was with me, was cracking jokes. Every time I chuckled, the fifteen cups on my back clanked with me, which made it uncomfortable.

After ten minutes, the cups were off my back, and there I was branded with 15 circles. (Mom don’t freak out – I’m ok) They say the darker the circles are – indicates the amount of toxins in your blood.

A true healing power? Possibly. I did sleep like a baby the following day.



7 responses to “Chinese cupping”

  1. Therese says:

    Oh my! I have heard of this treatment, but I must say it doesn’t sound too good;) How long did it take for the bruises to go away? Not a treatment I would choose during the summermonths;)

  2. Sophia says:

    Hey Therese! The bruises faded within two weeks. It’s def not something i want to do in the summer:) miss you. hope all is well in Norway!

  3. JuLeS says:

    Wow!! I’ve seen this procedure on the travel channel one time and wanted to do that if I had a chance to see if it works. Now I know someone who has done it so I hope I get to do this in the future. So, does your body feel better now that the toxins have been released? Okay let me know. Oh, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS from SD!

  4. Sophia says:

    Happy Holidays Jules. It’s so nice to hear from you! Yes, I felt a lot better afterwards 🙂 You really do need to try it. We need to skype soon. miss you.

  5. ching says:

    Hi luv!

    that looks painful!!! but whatever makes you feel better sounds good 😀 Anyhow, how have you been?!!?! Sadly I’m not heading to China this december (was hoping to run into you!) maybe next summer 😛 how much longer do you foresee ur stay?

    <3 Qing

  6. Sophia says:

    Ni hao Ching. All is well in China. I’m sad I won’t be able to see you this December 🙁 I do plan on staying longer… maybe till August, so I’ll def be here for the summer (to strictly concentrate on Chinese). Next time I see you, we’ll be able to converse! Hope all is well in Cali. Love and miss you muchos.

  7. Jing says:

    I miss you hope all is well in China.

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