Sujok, Magnet & Cupping Therapy

In Korean language SU means hand, and JOK means foot. The theoretical basis of this system of healing is the discovery in each hand and foot, shape and points corresponding to each part (organ) of human body. These corresponding micro points (systems) in hands and feet can therefore be used conveniently and effectively as remote controls to treat any diseased organ/part in human body.

SUJOk ACUPRESSURE or ACUPUNCTURE is a multi-dimensional healing system. The first dimension is a physical healing system, whereby giving simple stimulation to the specific corresponding points in hands and feet, cure is achieved. It is possible as hand as a miniature correspondence treatment system is the most symmetric part of the human body in structural shapes among entire corresponding systems. On the other hand, the most potent and effective miniature body correspondence system is found in the foot.

This type of therapy is very popular due to its ease to learn, safety, efficacy and pace of healing response is often dramatically fast. It contain no forbidden or dangerous practices. Therefore, it can be practiced by paramedics and laymen for self and others treatment

Magnet Therapy

Magnet therapy, magnetic therapy, or magnotherapy is a pseudoscientific alternative medicine practice involving the use of staticmagnetic fields. Practitioners claim that subjecting certain parts of the body to magnetostatic fields produced by permanent magnets has beneficial health effects.

Magnet therapy is the application of the magnetic field of electromagnetic devices or permanent static magnets to the body for purported health benefits. Some believers assign different effects based on the orientation of the magnet; under the laws of physics, magnetic poles are symmetric.

Products include magnetic bracelets and jewelry; magnetic straps for wrists, ankles, knees, and back; shoe insoles; mattresses; magnetic blankets (blankets with magnets woven into the material); magnetic creams; magnetic supplements; plasters/patches and water that has been "magnetized". Application is usually performed by the patient

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures.Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction activity. The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including:

  • Glass
  • Bamboo
  • Earthenware

The believers of cupping therapy believe the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad catagory of medical ailments.

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Continue reading below.In general, Western medical societies are skeptical of the health claims made by cupping therapy supporters. "Available scientific evidence does not support cupping as a cure for cancer or any other disease. Reports of successful treatment with cupping are mainly anecdotal rather than from research studies."

But many studies from journals suggest that cupping therapy may have more than a placebo effect. Australian and Chinese researchers concluded that cupping therapy may be effective when combined with other treatments like acupuncture or medications in treating various diseases and conditions, such as:

  • Herpes zoster
  • Acne
  • Facial paralysis
  • Cervical spondylosis

Types of Cupping Therapy

There are various types of cupping therapy, including:

  • Dry Cupping (Only suction type)
  • Wet Cupping (Combination of suction and controlled Medicinal bleeding)

During both types of cupping, a flammable substance such as alcohol, herbs, or paper is placed in a cup and set on fire. As the fire goes out, the cup is placed upside down on the patient's skin.As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes the skin to rise and redden as blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for five to 10 minutes.

A more modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump to create the vacuum inside the cup. Sometimes practitioners use medical-grade silicone cups. These are pliable enough to be moved from place to place on the skin and produce a massage-like effect.

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