Two children receive cupping therapy in Kangyide Hospital in Huairou District in Beijing, capital of China, July 12, 2017. As the hottest part of the summer in China begins, a lot of people come to hospital to prevent illness by receiving acupuncture, acupoint sticking and cupping therapy. (Xinhua/Bu Xiangdong)
July 12 marks the beginning of the hottest summer time in China. According to the traditional Chinese medical science, people suffering from chronic bronchitis, emphysema and bronchial asthma can apply plasters, acupuncture and moxibustion, cupping glass, accupoint injection therapy, etc. This technique is known as "curing winter diseases in the summer."