3 Reason Why Cupping Rocks

cupping copy Cupping is an ancient form of therapy in traditional Chinese Medicine. A vacuum suction is created with either heat or suction thereby raising the skin to the surface. There are actually a million reasons why cupping rocks but we will only go into three:

1) Relieves muscle aches and tension: Recently, more and more athletes as well as celebrities have been using cupping to relieve sore muscles and speed up the body’s healing process. Cupping also removes blood stasis by increasing local blood flow to the area being worked on.

2) Cupping  Removes Toxins: When the cups are placed along different points of body, dark or light bruises may appear. This is no reason to be alarmed. It is usually a good sign because it means that the toxins in your body are being pulled up and pushed out of the body. Cupping encourages phagocytosis )eliminating pathogens and debris in the body¹) and makes you feel pretty damn good.

3) Cupping Looks Awesome: Because we live in a world of insta, fb, snapchat, you can take pictures afterward and send them to the internet world and be the most popular kid at school/work/gym/planet.

  • Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train in Chinese medicine for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of  the top acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in China at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is to bring that knowledge and experience to benefit his patients.
  • Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane CBD area. You can read his full bio or schedule an appointment.
References: 1)Cheng Xinnong (1999) Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 1999 edn., Foreign Press hardcover:
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Herniated Disc Adjustment Techniques

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This is one of my teachers Master Yip. He’s based in Shen De in Southern China and specializes in tui na adjustment techniques for people with severe herniated discs.

Its very old school bare ones: you go in for back pain and he stares you down for a few seconds asks you whats wrong, as soon as you start to speak, he cuts you off and runs his fingers down your spine to check, and then tells you exactly which disc is protruding and tells you exactly what symptoms you’re having and then asks you for your CT scan results.

99.99% of the time, its exactly what the result reads without him ever looking at the scan. I couldn’t wrap my head around it for the longest time.

After that, he tells you to lie on a straw mat, he puts his foot to where the problem area is, and pulls your leg the opposite way and pops the disc is back to where it originally was. He gives you a little plaster to put on the back and off you go. No need to go under the knife.

Every weekend, I would come and watch him go through 40-50 cases like this in an afternoon.
These techniques are not taught in TCM schools or anywhere. I’m sure to do this stuff would be really hard to pull off in any western country without being throughly researched & studied.

I’m writing this just to say yes, there are other options out there other than going in for surgery at the drop of a dime and that stuff out there does indeed exist and it is effective.

He works very low key and underground and these techniques are only passed down the family line.There is no website and he does not advertise.

Its all under the table and if the department of health and safety ever comes around, it just happens to be 30 people sitting around in his living room with a straw mat on the floor and they’re all just happen to be “having tea.” It’s completely dodge & asian but it works.

  • Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train in Chinese medicine for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of  the top acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in China at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is to bring that knowledge and experience to benefit his patients.
  • Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane CBD area. You can read his

Ear Seeds 耳贴

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Been playing more with ear seeds lately.

王不留行 (wang bu liu xing) circulates qi & blood in the channels, reduces swelling, and makes people look at your ears funny.

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  • Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train in Chinese medicine for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of  the top acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners in China at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is to bring that knowledge and experience to benefit his patients.
  • Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane CBD area. You can read his full bio or schedule an appointment.