1. Materials and makingThe bamboo jar with a length of 6 to 8 centimeters or a length of 8 to 10 centimeters is made of solid and non-desturctive bamboo with a diameter of 3 to 5 centimeters. One end of the bamboo tube is reserved as a bottom and the other end is used as a jar The green husk and inner membrane are scraped off with a knife to form a cylinder shaped like a waist drum. The jar mouth is polished with sandpaper to make it smooth and flat.
  2. Advantages: easy to obtain materials, simple to make, light and durable, easy to carry, economical and practical, and not easy to break. The bamboo jarhas strong adsorption force,which can be used not only for well-developed muscles on shoulders and back, but also for areas with thin skin and few muscles, such as wrist, ankle, foot dorsum, hand dorsum, shoulder and neck. Compared with small-caliber glass jar, bamboo jar has obvious advantages in adsorption. In addition, during application, bamboo jar can be put into boiled liquid medicine for decoction and then sucked and pulled on acupoints or body surface, thus improving local blood circulation through negative pressure, and also playing a local fumigation role with the help of permeation of liquid medicine to form double effects and strengthen therapeutic effect.
  3. Disadvantages: easy to desiccate, crack, leakand opaque, difficult to observe the skin reaction in the cupping, so it is not suitable for thorn pricking blood and cupping.
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