Bloodletting aims to remove toxins that have built up in capillary veins by making small incisions then using a vacuum (cupping) to draw the blood out. This procedure lasts 15-30 minutes and is most commonly carried out on the back, though it can be carried out on other parts of the body if deemed necessary.
Bloodletting is performed for the situations and illnesses below:
Bloodletting must be performed by a specialist doctor, otherwise problems such as severe blood loss, incision of main veins and not capillary veins, nerve damage, permanent scarring, exposure to infectious diseases and severe infections could occur. Furthermore, bloodletting is not suitable for patients using high doses of anticoagulants, undergoing chemotherapy, haemophiliacs or patients with similar blood clotting illnesses such as thalassaemia.