Is the healing as seen in Karate Kid really possible?

Some people may share the same feeling; the more realistic a fighting film is the better it is. So on the new film Karate Kid, when Jackie Chan heals the kid, is it possible for somebody to actually heal an injury in that manner. There are obviously ancient cultures in the present world and skills like these can be shown in a real person, but reality just shows this as fiction.

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7 Responses to Is the healing as seen in Karate Kid really possible?

  1. Amber says:

    yes, people in china really do that! it’s amazing, isn’t it?!

    it’s called cupping. check out this site!

  2. Dominick says:

    There’s a lot of Chinese hollistic healing that westerners have never seen before..

  3. Hala Madrid says:

    Fuck me harder

  4. CTC says:

    Its a movie. They exaggerate the speed and effectiveness of cupping.

  5. LIONDANCER says:

    Healing in this manner is possible but not in the same amount of time. Cupping helps increase the blood flow to an injured area which will speed up the healing process but it still takes time depending on how bad the injury. Accupuncture, accupressure, cupping and other TCM are impressive no doubt but like everything also have their limits.

  6. davester1970 says:

    In many places in the world, part of the martial arts instruction is the ability to tend to injuries and heal. Of course here in the US all martial arts schools and disciplines aren’t allowed to teach things beyond basic first aid and CPR due to the threat of a lawsuit.

  7. Stormy says:

    Not in that manner no.

    It is greatly exaggerated and speeded up.

    As said above, it aids healing by improving circulation and blood flow. This will in the short term increase swelling, which would restrict mobility and exacerbate the injury.

    I’m afraid that the best course of action in the first instance is to RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Then, for longer term treatment go with the cupping if you want to.

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