How can TCM cupping help with gastric pain?

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Generally, gastric pain is accompanied by the following symptoms:

  • a feeling of fullness,
  • belching or burping,
  • heartburn,
  • nausea,
  • and vomiting, among other symptoms.

The causes of gastric pain can be due to:

  • mental and emotional factors,
  • dietary factors (e.g. eat unhealthy food, improper diet)
  • cold,
  • fatigue, etc.

TCM cupping can help to alleviate the symptoms of gastric pain by administering cupping treatment on the shen-que and zhong-wan points. To do that, the TCM physician will cup the points for 5-10min each. This is repeated 2-3 times.

Cupping can clear the meridians, dispel cold and relieve gastric pain. Acupuncture treatment can be used in conjunction for better results.


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