Cupping with Bamboo

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Cupping with Bamboo
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Cupping, Traditional Medicine, Xingping, China
The final result … and with thanks to Petunia, some more info on this practice of " moxibustion, and ancient Chinese treatment", from Wikipedia the following: Theory and practice

Practitioners use moxa to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and qi. Research, for example at Mugwort (Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine by Clare Hanrahan) has shown that mugwort acts as an emmenagogue, meaning that it stimulates blood-flow in the pelvic area and uterus. It is claimed that moxibustion militates against cold and dampness in the body and can serve to turn breech babies [1]

Medical historians believe that moxibustion pre-dated acupuncture, and needling came to supplement moxa after the 2nd century BC. Different schools of acupuncture use moxa in varying degrees.

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We Are Here
Image by ex_magician
Medicine Lake, Modoc National Forest, Northern California

By the way – there was a loud wedding there that weekend – which is fine. Celebrate! But at one point they shot off a huge volley of extremely loud fireworks. This caused several dogs at the adjacent camps to run off. Fortunately we caught Ringo (he ran and hid under the truck a couple campsites away) – but we met a couple whose 9 month old German Shorthair disappeared completely. If they didn’t find that dog by morning it will probably be dead.

And, really? Fireworks at a remote lake in the middle of fire season? That’s just STUPID.

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