Cupping Therapy

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What is cupping therapy?

Cupping Therapy is an ancient Healing Method in which a therapist puts special cups on the skin to create suction. It has often been applied with combining acupuncture and massage in Traditional Chinese Medicine in one treatment, but it can be used alone.

The suction and negative pressure provided by Cupping can achieve a wide range of positive responses, ranging from alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, relaxing muscles, promoting blood flow, open blockages as well as sedating nerve agitations.

The cups can be made of different materials, but they’re most commonly crafted from plastic, glass, bamboo, or silicone. There are also various cupping techniques that practitioners can choose from, including wet cupping, dry cupping, and flash cupping.

Since the field of application of cupping therapy is broad, the efficacy is good, the cost is low, and it's easy and safe to operate, so it is the "natural therapy of 21st century".

What are the benefits of cupping therapy?

Modern Explanations:

  • Relieves pain.

  • Reduces the hardness of muscles.

  • Improves elasticity of fascia.

  • Assists lymphatic movement.

  • Regulates the flow of 'Chi' and blood.

  • Promotes the reduction of cellulite and water retentions.

Traditional Explanations:

  • Removes the stagnations of 'Chi' flow.

  • Dispels the pathological Cold, Wind and Dampness.

  • Draws out the deep-seated blood stasis and toxins.

  • Eliminates the poisons enter the skin.

Are there any side effects of cupping?

Cupping therapy is relatively safe, and any adverse events are very rare and are usually light to moderate in intensity. Cupping may cause pain, swelling, burns, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, skin pigmentation, and/or nausea. Cupping also leaves round purple marks or circular bruises on the skin; these marks may begin to fade after several days but can remain for two to three weeks.