ne auntie’s recent self cupping therapy session was not quite as therapeutic as she hoped, ending with firefighters being called in to free her stuck skin.
The woman decided to conduct the traditional Chinese healing remedy on herself inside of a shopping mall in the Shandong city of Qingdao — why? we have no clue. About 10 minutes in, she began to feel a great deal of too painful pressure and soon found that she was unable to pull the cup from her back.
With no other recourse, she was forced to call the fire department for help. In video footage posted online by Knews, the firefighters are seen cutting the glass cup, causing it to loosen its suction grip on the woman’s back and come off. The woman was then taken to the hospital.
A similar incident occurred last year in the city of Wuhan where firefighters used a rusty saw to remove a stuck cup from one man’s back.
As painful as that may be, it could have always been worse…