Medicinal Cupping #ukraine


Richard Cooper
 

I always thought that cupping was a discredited medieval practice that
had fallen out of favour by the late 18th century. Although I knew it
had been practised by our ancestors in Eastern Europe less than 100
years ago (apparently the children dreaded wet bankes as it was a lot
more painful than dry bankes - see 'The Shtetl Book' (Diane & David
Riskies, Ktav Publishing 1979)), I thought it was no longer in vogue.
Then a Russian friend told me it had been used to treat her as
recently as the 1980s, and I saw Michael Palin undergoing it in (I
think) Ukraine in his BBC 'New Europe' travelogue in 2006. Here's an
article about Jewish Eastern European cupping
http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/210759/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-cupping-and-some-stuff-you-probably-didnt

All the Best and Happy ancestor-spotting!
Ric Cooper (NB: Not related to any COOPERs!)
Midhurst, UK
MILLET, ENGELBERG, BLUMENKEHL, SUSSWEIN, WACKS & PITERZIL >from Tarnow,
Dabrowa Tarnowska and Lezajsk
LEZTER, SALENDER, RINENBERG, EISEN & KRAETTER >from Rzeszow and Kolbuszowa
YAROSHEVSKY, SHAPOCHNIKOW & GRANITUR >from Odessa and Zlatopol/Novomirgorod
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
ADLER, FINKELSTEIN, PARYLLE, WEINTRAUB & ZILZ >from Tarnopol and Trembowla
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH,GODZINSKIJ & ZIMNOWICZ and >from Warsaw and Radun

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