Discussion on the Mechanism of Special Cupping Therapy
(The Institute of Wenzhou Zhongtianfu Scraping and special cupping, Wenzhou, 325000)
Abstract: Objective: To study the mechanism of special cupping therapy through clinical practice. Methods: Based on patient collection since 2012 and recording of self- treatment, this article trying to describe the history, present situation of special cupping therapy and the experience of practice, and to discuss the mechanism of special cupping according to negative pressure principle, meridian theory, strengthening yang principle and physiology. Results: Special cupping therapy could alleviate internal wind and cold, damp and hot, blood stasis, fire toxin and phlegm. It was applied to treat chronic diseases, complex symptoms andprimary tumor. Conclusion: Special cupping therapy is a complementary method and could be used in health maintenance, cosmetic procedures, and preventing or curing disease.
Key words: Special cupping, experience of practice, mechanism of special cupping