The Chinese expanded the use of the cupping technique to surgery, this was called wet cupping. C.) used cupping for internal disease and structural problems.Other ancient cultures including the Egyptians and early Greeks are all embraced the therapeutic value of cupping. Hippocrates was known as the Father of Modern Medicine, during this golden era of the early Greek state Hippocrates and his followers were devoted to an empiric approach to healing and sought naturalistic explanations of why people became ill.In the ancient scrolls , anthropologists deciphered and described from the scriptures of how hollow animal horns were used and oral suction was applied to create a vacuum to drain toxins and draw out illnesses, whether they were bites, stings, infections or any other forms of disease in that era.With the pointed end of the horn pierced the horn was then placed on the surface of the skin.Throughout history eventually cupping vessels changed and have been replaced by glass, plastic and rubber with exceptions of the bamboo cup still used today.The two main methods of cupping practised wildly throughout history and also documented in the Ebers Papyrus, and Hippocrates were, Bleeding or wet cupping and Dry cupping.The Cupping technique soon spread through the medicine world, throughout Asian and European civilizations.Each country is having their own name for cupping therapy and having their own methods of cupping.
– This is the oldest and the most effective method.
As time moved on the horns then devolved into bamboo cups, bamboo cupping still is practised today in some regions of china.
The bamboo cups were immerged in boiling water to absorb the liquid heat, the heated bamboo cups were then positioned to specific points on the body, resulting with the hot and cold imbalances which created a vacuum inducing suction to the skin, the healers would leave the bamboo cups stationary for about 10 minutes, the cups would be reheated again and the procedure continues.
– Another traditional Chinese method of cupping used worldwide.
A small cotton ball is lightly coated with alcohol.