Bursitis treatment that has helped me

I was suffering from serious Bursitis last year, and I found tremendous relief from cupping. My acupuncturist has continued to do these treatments once every couple of months and most of my pain is reduced to disappeared. I haven't seen Cupping recommended and wanted those who suffer to have this option.

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I am glad that you found drug-free relief from bursitis. When we have an inflammatory illness like sarcoidosis we are more prone to bursitis. I try to keep the inflammatory process down by natural means as well. I am not against drugs but concerned that none of the drugs offered cure us and come with their own pack of detrimental health problems.

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Hi Englishgirl,

So what is cupping? I have never heard of it. Can you explain?

DJ

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Hi DJ. Cupping is a treatment usually performed by an acupuncurist. The "Cups" are little glass jars of various sizes that the acupuncturist puts on your skin. Usually they will light a match and put it in the cup before they attach it to you, so that the air inside burns out and creates a suction effect when it comes into contact with your skin. Smaller cups give a more intense feeling and larger ones are gentler. My acupuncturist uses one larger cup in the area of my bursitis, and massages along the area of the bursitis pain. My understanding (and i am not an expert) is that where traditional massage puts pressure into the muscles to get them to release, the cups "lift" the skin, pulling the tissues up and allowing for the tight tissues to release and the blood to circulate in the area of the bursa. I am not sure why it works, I only know that for me it does. Be advised that the movement along the pain area with the cups can be somewhat painful, but by the end of my treatment the pain has subsided and the results have been long lasting.
Good luck!

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Thank you so much for this explaination. I have never heard of this before, but it makes a lot of sence to me. I will keep this in mind.

It never ceases to amaize me that I learn something new every day.

God's speed
DJ

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Hi there: I have also tried cupping. I have severe pain in my left shoulder and I tried it and I alsohad no pain for at least a month(in my shoulder) The cupping is a western medicine and I looked at the chart that came with thecupping kit and my area of pain also represents the lungs which I found interesting. I have sarc of the lungs but I also have diffuse myofacial pain. Some massage therapists can perform cupping techniques vs an acupunturist. I did not have it lit Ijust had it apllied to skin. I highly recommend aslong as you are not on any blood thiners because it does bruise. But feels bettter after bruise diminishes. goodluck.

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Is bursitis a part of sarcoid?

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hope36
This does make sense to me. It kind of sounds like lymphatic massage, too. It should help remove toxins possibly being held in tissues. Did you imply that you ordered some type of kit to do this at home possibly?? I'm sure I misunderstood. My ins. doesn't pay for massage or accupuncture, but may be worth investigating, anyway.

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