Coining- An Ancient Chinese Secret...

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  1. Airbornemama

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    Cao gio is a technique incorporated into the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is pronounced as gow yaw and better known in English as coining. Coining is widely practiced in particular by Southeast Asians, such as the Vietnamese, Thai, and Lao. Coining treatment involves a coin repeatedly rubbed against an area of the skin in long flowing moves, which always move away from the heart. Blood begins to rise to the surface of the skin, and will leave a mark that resembles a bruise. The areas of the body that are most frequently treated are the back and ribs, and the marks will fade a few days after the treatment is over.

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  2. Heavensdevling

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    *checks purse*

    Right...how do I do it again??

    Seriously...I want to try this! Not sure I have ribs under all my squish but on the neck...ohhh!
     
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  3. EvansvilleJill

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    This seems to be of the same reasoning as cupping.
     
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  4. Rivet

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    They're turning into tigers!

    Also, it looks kind of itchy.
     
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  5. Lunatic Puppy

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    It helps! After it faded the bruise doesn't hurt any longer!
     
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  6. Living Dead

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    But the marks from cupping fade faster, I bet. The coining marks look like abrasions.
     
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  7. Rivet

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    Helps what? Is this supposed to be treatment for a medical condition or something?
     
  8. Living Dead

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    The practice is ancient. The only benefits are getting more blood (superficially) to an area ( don't know how this can help deep body issues unless it stimulates the immune system, perhaps) and possible placebo effect... ?
     
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    Airbornemama DA's Resident Trauma-Mama Staff Member

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    Yes Jill, the story had mentioned that cupping had the same homeopathic desired effect. :)
     
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  10. Rivet

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    Well it certainly does seem to be effective at bringing blood to the surface.
     
  11. C9Jishwa

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    Some of them just look like they had a good night ‍♀️
     
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