I thought of addressing a reader’s comment who say that anyone who believe in bekam (blood acucupping) is a sucker as there could be many others who also shared his thoughts on this. In the Western world, this concept may be totally alien to many of you who are reading this. Perhaps it is the first time you have ever heard about it. But in Asia, notably in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and China, this is a form of traditional treatment that most older folks are aware about. I have seen it working for folks who have to suffer years of chronic pain.
When I was travelling (spending hours in the airport, plane or car/van/bus), doing housework or sitting too much on my working desk doing work on my computer, I tend to develop muscle aches and stiffness. Rather than spending money each time going to massage, visiting my chiropractor or going for bekam treatments, I would use tools like this to help with pain relief. It does provide relief and reduce the number of trips that I need to pay to go for treatments
Once I suffered unexplained lightheaded and dizziness almost the entire day. I decided to visit my chiropractor who uses a combination of chiropractor manipulation and point therapy to health symptoms. When I told him my head ‘did not feel right’ and I was having dizziness last week, he told me that dizziness or lightheaded should not be taken lightly. The treatment brought a lot of relief and I felt better without requiring the use of oral medication.
With falls, the older person or elderly could experience moderate to severe pain that eventually ends up limiting the mobility. Eventually it would get too painful to move or walk and thus the person would avoid movement and walking. This would cause muscle dystrophy and stiffness. Gradually, the person would eventually require a walker, then a wheelchair and later bed bound as lack of movement would also result in other complication.
My chiropractor shared with me that some people’s condition does get worse after treatment. Some people may blame the treatment for being ineffective, or the chiropractor being incompetent. But in reality, people who are under this category may already have the pain and condition for along time before seeking treatment. Prior to the treatment, they may have been seeing conventional doctors who prescribe muscle relaxant or painkillers which suppresses the pain. So during the adjustment, the internal issues flare up to the surface but it may be wrongly assumed as the condition had gotten worse.
Recently, I have been having a bad case of Archilles tendonitis – whereby the tendons located at the back of my right ankle become inflamed. In this article, I want to share with you the treatment form that I have chosen, the insights that was being shared with me by the healer…that archilles tendonitis is [...]
Unable to move the eyeballs- and later diagnosed with a brain tumor Someone shared a case about a friend of his who suffered from the following symptoms: Unable to move his eyeballs- normally we can move to look at our right or left- but this guy could not do it Always suffer from ear pain At first [...]
Personally, I’ve been suffering from pain around my kidney area for a few years. It was worst during the days that I take lots of gourmet coffee like lattes and lead a highly stressed life. With stress reduction, the pain is there but lesser because I still could not give up coffee. The dull ache [...]
I went for wet acu cupping, also known in Malay as berkam or bekam treatment (in Arabic it is known as Hijama) to treat my persistent neck, back and lower back pain. It has been quite an experience and I wanted to share with you the benefits of this alternative treatment. When I first looked up- initially [...]
Incidental Comics published a thought provoking comic called “The Nature of Ambition” which I first saw from a post that my friend shared in Facebook. Over these two months you may notice that the frequency and intensity of posts published in this blog and at my other blogs are lesser. It is because mainly I am taking some [...]