Ba Guan Introduction
Ba Guanm (also called suction cup) treatment
is very popular in today's China. In ancient days, Ba Guan had another
name "Horn Treatment" because ancient Chinese used the ox or
sheep horn and grinded them to some extent, then applied them to certain
area on the skin to draw out pus or congealed blood. Thus, It is a method
mostly in use for surgical ulceration. After long-time practice and experience
summarization Ba Guan slowly developed into today's style: by sucking
certain acupoints in negative pressure environment to gain the aim of
dredging channels, activating blood flow, dissipating cold, dispelling
wind and dampness and pus, resolving toxin and allaying fever, etc
Sanitary dish, suction cups, sanitary cotton soaked
in 95% alcohol. Stainless steel clamp, match, petroleum jelly.
Expose the appropriate skin area. Daub the petroleum
jelly upon it. Use clamp to sandwich the cotton which has been soaked
in alcohol, then quickly use match to let the cotton get fire. Holding
the suction cup, its mouth downwards, then use the clamp to put the burning
cotton into the cup and circle around in a quick way. Then draw out the
cotton and put the cup upon the skin area. The skin area which the cup
mouth covers will hunch up gradually and become purplish red after a while.
Leave the cup there 10 through 15 minutes. To move away the cup operator
should use left hand to pressure the skin along the cup mouth and use
right hand to move the cup away.
The above-described process is very common for general Ba Guan practice.
Other variations include:
1. Once the cup closely sucks the skin, move the cup away Repeat the process
one time after another. Such application mode is called "Flashing
2. Once the cup closely sucks to the skin, slowly move the cup along the
skin (still sucking the skin), go and return, several times. It is called
"Walking Suction Cup"
3. Sanitizing the skin area and puncture it superficially till it bloods.
Then apply the suction cup to it as introduced above. Leave the cup there
till 10 minutes later. Then move away the cup and sanitize the skin area.
1. Headache due to wind and cold nature, use suction
cup upon Tai Yang acupoints
2. Stomachache, vomiting and nausea due to vacuity cold, apply suction
cup to Zhong Yuan acupoint.
3. Bellyache, diarrhea, apply suction cup upon Zhong Yuan, Zhong Shu,
Qi Hai acupoints.
4. Lumbago, backache, waist strain or sprain, apply to back and waist
5. Ulceration initial stages or viper bite, apply to affected area.
NAME: Ba Guan Treatment (Suction Cup)
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P.S. The pictures presented on the right are snatched from the VCD
Such CD is of English version and both the English
subtitle and explanation can help you well understand what you see from
the presentation and learn the ancient healing art in a vivid way.