For many conditions, especially
traumatic injury and musculoskeletal pain, externally applied liniments,
soaks, poultices and plasters are necessary for complete healing.
A specially prepared herb called
mugwort is burned to gently warm acupuncture points and meridians.
It produces a particularly therapeutic and penetrating heat, and works
wonders for many conditions, especially if they are caused by cold
lodged in the body.
Fire is used to create a vacuum
inside a glass cup, which is then applied to areas with large muscles.
Cupping has been used not only in China but throughout the world to
treat musculoskeletal and respiratory problems, as well as many other