Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Today I read my sister-in-law's blog on cupping. I had an experience on this to relieve muscle pain in the old fashion way. I learn to do it that way. Now I have a patient at home on cupping.....

Use a light weight glass.  Have a cotton ball damped with alcohol clipped by a small tong. Light the cotton ball  and quickly warm the air inside the glass and remove the fired cotton ball  then place the glass up side down to a back shoulder area where it usually have muscle pain. You will see the skin rises. let it stay for about 5 minutes.

One piece of advice, please be careful with fire!


  1. yup, i agree be careful with fire :) the plastic ones are becoming popular now, due to fire concerns.

  2. Marj do you have the plastic one?

  3. i wanna try this ... but can someone try it on me? LOL