Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is an alternative medicine that originated in China and has been practiced since 3,000 BC. Like acupuncture, cupping follows the lines of the meridians. There are five meridian lines on the back, and these are where the cups are usually placed. Using these points, cupping can help to align and relax qi, as well as target more specific maladies. By targeting the meridian channels, cupping strives to ‘open’ these channels – the paths through which life energy flows freely throughout the body, through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing qi (life force). Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin.

People get cupping therapy for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Patients usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing. Depending on your comfort and your practitioner’s assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place. They may remain on your body briefly or for longer amounts of time. Each treatment is unique to you on that particular day. One very common area to be cupped is the back, although cups work well on other areas, too — particularly on fleshy sections of the body.

Cupping may cause the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful. Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved. Some of the common ailments we treat with cupping therapy are Rheumatic Diseases-Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Infertility, Skin Conditions-Ezcema,hives,acne,High Blood Pressure,Mental health, stress anxiety,depression,migraines,insomnia, Varicose veins, Detox, All types of pain, Muscle stiffness, facial paralysis, Frozen shoulder,Cervical spondylosis, Gastrointestinal issues and many more…

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