- Heated water buffalo horns used for relaxation and cure for various illnesses.
- This not so new healing technique makes waves in Western culture.
In Indonesia, an unusual approach to healing and relaxation is practiced by street healers which make use of heated water buffalo horns. This cupping technique is considered another way to heal the body instead of using glass cups, bamboo, stoneware and silicone cups although, in many parts of Asia, it is common to use all these materials for therapeutic purposes.
The heated horns are used as special cups on the skin for a couple of minutes and act like suctions while targeting ailments such as irregular blood flow, inflammation, pain, relaxation and well-being and for deep tissue massage; It is also believed that by creating a suction through the skin, good energy balance is increased in the body and is much better than any other cupping method available.
The process leaves dark red looped shaped marks after they are removed, as shown in the pictures and it may look a bit weird but they say that the result is satisfying. They claim that the technique has been used for as long as they can remember and with good results of course because of its curative properties.
Cupping technique is actually an old procedure done by Egyptians, Chinese nationals and Arab natives dating back to 1,550 B.C. as described in Ebers Papyrus which is one of the most ancient medical textbooks the world has known.
Nowadays, this method is becoming very popular in Western countries with the likes of Justin Bieber, Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow trying it along with athletes like famous Olympian Michael Phelps who tried the practice in the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro and they even attest to its effectiveness.
Source: Daily Mail UK