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Cupping | Bleeding |Gout Treatment

Melia is dry-cupping the back of a gout patient. She is using disposable cups, and a pump to create the vacuum in the cups.

Dry Cupping for Gout

Dry Cupping, Normal Cupping or Myofascial Decompression

Tackling Gout Inflammation

Dry Cupping, Normal Cupping or 

Myofascial Decompression are effective treatments to address inflammation and edema. It literally displaces, moves,  substances below the skin.

The ability to treat inflammation (and edema) makes it a useful gout treatment.  


Evacuating wastes

Cupping helps to open the lymphatic system, and 

"mobilize" body wastes AND URIC ACID so that it can be removed from the body. 

For this reason, it became popular with athletes, because they can recuperate faster.

Wet Cupping or bleeding cupping as a gout treatment.
Wet Cupping or Hijama, this photo shows the procedure of extracting black blood or stagnant blood from a patient, in this case treating gout in the right shoulder.

Wet Cupping for Gout

Wet Cupping, Bleeding Cupping or Hijama is a very important Gout Treatment.


Local Wet Cupping

Gout affected areas have bad blood circulation. The blood becomes more viscous and dark (Stagnant).

Local Wet Cupping removes the stagnant black blood, replaces it with healthy red blood and as a result increases local blood flow, and tackles inflammation.

The increased local blood flow is helping to evacuate Uric Acid. 

We normally apply it before acupuncture during an Acute Gout Treatment.

It takes immediately the heat out of a Gout Attack and makes the subsequent acupuncture more effective.

Organ Treatment

We use Wet Cupping on back Shu points as an organ treatment.


Benefits of Wet Cupping

  • Reducing Pain 

  • Reducing Inflammation 

  • Increasing Local Circulation (blood & Lymph) 

  • Helping Evacuating Uric Acid

  • Helping Excretion of Uric Acid by the Kidneys

I am bleeding the ankle of a gout patient with a hypodermic needle, removing stagnant, dark blood, and restoring circulation.

Classical Bleeding

When a patient has small blood vessels showing stagnant, dark blood, we do bleed them with a hypodermic needle.

Doing so removes the stagnant blood, new red blood comes in the place and restores circulation.


This procedure is vital for better oxygen and nutrition supply to the diseased region,

but it also improves;

  • Uric Acid crystal dissolving

  • Uric Acid evacuation

After bleeding the ankle, see the previous photo, you can evidently see the results, much less dark small blood vessels.
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