63-year-old Li Li, from China, was assured that ‘cupping’ treatment (where heated glass suction cups are placed on the skin)would help his ‘frozen’ shoulder.
People’s Daily Onlinereports that hehad been having cupping treatment every day for around a month when large blisters appeared on his back.
Though admittedly, what probably didn’t help was when when he asked his wife to pop the blisters and rub oil into them. Ouch. I’m no medical expert, but that doesn’t seem like the best option to me.
He said: ‘The clerk advised me to stick to cupping for a month to cure my frozen shoulder’.
Lin went for one of his cupping treatments and walk back, developed a high fever. His family took him to the hospital.
Surgeon Xie Liang said that when Li was sent to the emergency room with a fever of 37.7 degrees. His back was also completely swollen.
It was discovered that he had a bacterial infection.Doctors said that the cupping should not have been done in the same place cause it causes skin burns and infections.
As for Lin, his situation is improving and isn’t considered life threatening. He’s just probably going to be sleeping on his stomach for the foreseeable future.
We hope hegets better soon!