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Alternative Treatment For Eczema: Cupping Therapy

Aug 17, 2007
You probably may not have heard about Cupping therapy used as an alternative treatment for eczema. However, this form of treatment is still being practiced in Asia and in China today. A few of my Singaporean subscribers to my newsletter reported that their Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners in fact recommended this form of treatment to them. While it is too early to report if the therapy has helped them, I decided to find out more about what this therapy entails.

Just like acupuncture, Cupping therapy is an ancient form of Chinese healing dating back many years ago. It is the practice of using plastic or glass cups with suction balls at the end placed against your skin. A vacuum is created, causing local congestion and opening up the meridians in your body. Meridians, according to TCM, are channels from which energy enters and flows. Diseases and illnesses happen when the meridian channels are blocked. Opening up the channels can help speed recovery and bring about healing.

Cupping therapy apparently has many beneficial for the skin. It activates your skin tissues and causes them to release toxins. This detoxification therapy can also improve the condition of your varicose veins as it clears blood clotting in the arteries, capillaries, and veins. Very importantly, Cupping therapy supposedly stimulates your lymphatic system - the very system that produces antibodies to help fight off diseases.

Cupping therapy is an alternative treatment for eczema. The therapy can help clear your skin of pathogens being the same ones that trigger an eczema flare-up. Cupping therapy also improves blood circulation and enhances its purification. Since some theories say that certain types of eczema are caused by blood circulatory problems, Cupping therapy may just be the solution that you are looking for.

During the therapy process, the plastic or glass cups are placed on certain points of your body. The points for eczema are specifically located near your navel, just below the kneecap, at the upper tip of the spinal cord, and right above the ankle. When the plastic or glass cups used in therapy are applied in these areas, you would feel calm and relaxed. In fact, this is what you would expect to experience from the cupping therapy. You may find yourself falling asleep during the session and waking up to feeling more refreshed and energized.

Cupping therapy, as an alternative eczema treatment, is worth a try since there is no cure by conventional medicine for eczema. In fact, what most doctors can do for you right now are different ways to reduce the discomfort that you feel with an itchy and inflamed condition. Other than that, there are no guarantees that total healing would happen. You would find that you get eczema outbreaks time and time again. Hence, it would appear that combining the good effects of alternative remedies with modern science may just be the best route to take if you want to cure yourself from eczema.

To find out more about this alternative treatment for eczema, you would need to seek out a TCM practitioner. You can find Cupping therapy practiced in many places where acupuncture services are also offered. Cupping is also said to be an alternative means to massaging your body while allowing it to heal in the process. Hence, there may just be a few massage spas that may offer this form of treatment.
About the Author
An eczema sufferer for many years, Evelyn Lim now spends her time researching and writing on eczema natural remedies. Read about her personal journey to healing skin here at http://www.eczematreatmentsecrets.com
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