Cupping Techniques

Extreme Cupping / Bleeding technique

The seven star plum needle tapping technique, also known as “Plum Blossom Needle Therapy” or “Seven Star Needling,” is a form of acupuncture that combines the use of a small hammer-like instrument with multiple needles. This technique is often used in combination with cupping bleeding technique for therapeutic purposes.

During the procedure, the therapist holds the plum blossom needle, which has seven small needles attached to it, and gently taps it on specific points of the body. The aim is to stimulate the flow of qi (energy) and blood, promote circulation, and restore balance in the body.

When combined with cupping bleeding technique, the procedure involves placing cups on the skin and creating a vacuum by either using a suction pump. Once the cups are secured, small incisions using the seven star plum needle are made on the skin (gentle and virtually painless), and the cups are left in place to draw out a small amount of blood.

The combination of seven star plum needle tapping and cupping bleeding technique is traditionally used to treat various conditions related to stagnant qi and blood, such as pain, inflammation, and musculoskeletal disorders. However, it is important to note that these techniques should only be performed by trained and licensed acupuncturists who have a deep understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. McFarland is a qualified healthcare professional or licensed acupuncturist and is able to determine if this technique is suitable for your specific condition.