I was coined yesterday. Felt so good.
"One of the most common folk remedies practiced among the Southeast Asians is cao gio. Regardless of the availability of western biomedicine, cao gio continues to be a popular form of alternative medicine practiced among these ethnic groups.
Cao gio, also called coin rubbing or coining, is a dermabrasive therapy used to relive a variety of illnesses such as aches, pains, fevers, colds, cough, nausea, abdominal pain, chills and symptoms related to changes in the weather (Ostensen).
The skin is first lubricated with a balm or oil and the coin is rubbed firmly and repeatedly in a linear pattern until blood appears under the skin. These skin abrasions are usually generated along the spine and ribs (Sullivan, 2005). The technique is considered effective when it produces prominent marks and these marks usually only last a few days.” via