November 18, 2011 10:52pm CST
Do you know of someone who did bloodletting for health purposes? Doctors in the ancient world had some very strange ideas and came up with some truly wacky treatments and some are still believed to be effective today just like the bloodletting. They thought if you were ill, it was because you had too much blood. They cut the veins to let it out but those who followed this way of treatment has used different ways to make it not too ancient :)
19 Nov 11
I think bloodletting from the ancient times is different from the bloodletting that I know today due to the fact that blood from today come from healthy individuals. Usually when we say that we have a bloodletting today it means we will be getting blood from a donor. That blood will be tested against Hepatitis, HIV, Sypilis, Blood typing before giving to a sick individual who requires blood transfusion. Donating blood is good for the body because when you donate blood our bone marrow is stimulated to produce red blood cells. Thus making our organs to function effectively.
19 Nov 11
How about using suction cups to suck what they call the dirty blood from parts of the body, if you heard of it? Is that effective? Someone I know who has a stroke 2x and now bedridden was offered to have bloodletting that way and I don't know if it's okay. I've heard that donating blood, of course period for girls, are helpful like what you said. Thanks, waya!