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  1. Ya, it's much smaller than a goldfish bowl. A softball size sounds about right. You can definitely find info on it on the web.

    It's the thing that Gwenyth Paltrow did and showed off the cupping marks on her back this one award ceremony time. Leave it to celebrities to try the latest and greatest thing.

    My skin just had small breakouts here and there, but seem to have subsided. I should go back for another treatment soon...

  2. Now that I'm back, I can throw in my two cents.

    My skin has been pretty good for the past year or so, with some on-and-off. But, my regimen has been only to use witch hazel to clean and that's about it.

    Just for fun, my father knows this kung-fu master/Chinese TCM doctor from China, and he tried cupping on just one spot on the back of my neck. I've done it 3 times already, and it seems to be ok so far. It's only been about 3 weeks. My skin wasn't too bad to begin with *knock on wood*.

    He said that he tried it on this other person who had really bad skin, and after about 2 months, his skin was great.

    The procedure works like this:

    *Slaps a particular spot on the back of my neck for about 5 minutes, bringing a lot of blood to that area

    *feels for 'the' point

    *swabs the area with alcohol

    *jabs a 1/4 inch special needle thingie on that spot (back of neck). Ouch!

    *Take the special goldfish looking cup, and lights a fire inside, killing off all the oxygen

    *'shlups' it to the back of my neck where it creates a huge suction, thus draining out some blood. Or toxins.


    Stay tuned...

  3. BenKWeller,

    Why don't you ask me before assuming that I moved or deleted your thread?

    Point of fact...I didn't move your thread to the lounge. I was perfectly happy to have it in the diet/holistic health forum. Another mod must've moved it to the lounge, and I'm sure that s/he had her reasons.

    You are very welcome to have discussions on holistic health and alternative remedies as they interest you so much. As to why you feel the need to dedicate nearly 100% of your time in putting them down, I do not know nor do I care. You have the right to lead your own life.

    As to why I delete some of your posts, it's because when people ask questions regarding methods of alternative medicine and otherwise, you constantly stick your nose into people's businesses saying that it's a fraud, a fake, and that people are only out for money. That is not why some people start threads. Many people start threads because they want their questions answered. Not because they want to put up with non-believers.

    Example: If someone starts a thread, "Tell me about your colonic experience, I just had one!". If you've never had a colonic before, then how can you possibly justify posting your opinion in this thread? They obviously want to hear other people's experiences. Not about someone who has never tried it before. It's all common sense.

    If someone posts, "Do you believe in colonics?", then post away.

    Like Tracy said, we should all respect each other and each others' space. This is his thread to vent in, and we should all give him this space.


    This is why I think this thread is ok. Everyone else...let this thread continue on as it should. For those who don't believe in holistic health, they will discuss. If not, then simply don't click on this thread.

    Ben, although you do owe me one, I don't not want nor need your apology for accusing me of moving this thread.


  4. I agree. Your derm recommended Hydrogen peroxide?? :blink: That stuff shouldn't be used on the face imo. Even as a catalyst.

    It's not easy to get the peel to speed up, as mostly it usually takes a set amount of time. Once your skin starts to get into that crusting/peeling phase, then you can get working.

    Steaming, papaya soap/mask, micro crystals, hot showers.

  5. omgitspres--

    I have hairy arms and legs...as does my father! lol Asian countries are not free of acne and their health problems. When I was in China, I saw a number of teenagers with their share of bad skin. Although, in China, much like many countries in the world now, are inundated with Western style restaurants (McDonalds, KFC), so I'm sure that it's having that impact.

    Buying fresh fish and eating it properly is not easy and not cheap. You also have to be wary of the levels of toxins and mercury in fish etc.

    Lots of research to do!

  6. Hey majin,

    Listen to your skin. Some people find it unnecessary to use moisturizer because they aren't prone to dry skin, so they simply don't use it.

    If you find yourself not in need of moisturizer, and the regimen is working fine, then just continue on! BP is usually drying, so that's why it's part of the important steps.

  7. Jojoba oil and Emu oil should be non irritating and non-comedogenic to most people, even though most "comedogenicity charts" would disagree. Those charts are not the be all-end all guidelines to follow.

    Like Misfits said, Olive oil can also be used, although I've never personally tried it out myself. :shifty: Olive oil is often used as a nice massage oil and many people use it on their face as well.

    Another (very inexpensive and effective and long-lasting) oil is Coconut oil! Just so long as it is extra-virgin and unrefined, then it will do wonders as a night time moisturizer. Many use it for during TCA peels as you need SUPER moisturization, and coconut oil definitely does the trick.

    Right now I'm using emu oil as my night moisturizer, but it's expensive for the cost-size ratio. So I often switch it up with coconut oil: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/skin_health.htm