Sometimes rock musicians don’t fit the usual cliche’: Chawy for example, is a professional drummer from Makassar, the capital of the island os Sulawesi, Indonesia, and when he’s not playing with his band, he likes to do “cupping”. Cupping is a method of treatment that can be traced back to ancient times; it was developed in the process of struggle against diseases. It is an important component in non-drug therapies.
The aim of cupping is to extract harmful blood from the body. The Arabic name for cupping is Al-Hijamah. It was widely practised by the Prophet (saw) and his companions; the method is still alive in many countries, especially Asia and the Middle East. At the time of the Prophet (saw), the Arabs viewed disease as a disturbed area in the equilibrium of body fluids. The Greeks believe that illness is caused by harmful and dirty blood, which must be removed in order for the disease to heal completely.
Indeed, cupping has been said to help with an array of ailments from infertility, pain and colds to constipation, insomnia and drug addiction. Some practitioners also claim that it prevents disease.The purpose of cupping is to create a vacuum or negative pressure on the surface of the skin. Drawing up the skin is believed to open the pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of qi, breaks up congestion and obstructions, and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body. It is able to warm and promote the flow of energy in the blood which subsequently helps to dispel cold dampness, toxins and wind. Even swellings and other types of pain can be treated.