Learn how CUPPING can benefit YOU
Cupping is a therapy
since 1550 B.C.E
and was used in Ancient Egypt, China, and Middle East cultures.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
Cupping is suction that draws fluid into the treated area. This suction force expands and breaks open tiny blood vessels (capillaries) under the skin.
Your body treats the cupping area like an injury. It sends more blood to the area to stimulate the natural healing process. Some people theorize that cupping clears the pores and releases toxins.
People mostly use cupping to relieve conditions that cause pain. In some cases can help chronic (ongoing) health issues.
What can Cupping Treat?
Common Pain Symptoms
Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Back pain, neck pain, knee pain and shoulder pain.
Breathing problems, such as asthma.
Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel disease (IBD).
Headaches and migraines.
Dry Cupping vs
DRY CUPPING: The Acupuncturist heats the inside of each cup — typically with an alcohol-soaked cotton ball that is set aflame. The heat sends oxygen out of the cup, creating a vacuum. Some providers use a suction device to remove air from cups. Once placed on your skin, the vacuum force pulls skin up into the cup.
WET CUPPING: Your provider uses a needle to lightly puncture your skin before, and sometimes after, cupping. Toxins leave the body through puncture wounds during the cupping procedure.
Who should NOT get Cupping Therapy.
Bleeding disorders like hemophilia.
Blood clotting problems, such as deep vein thrombosis or history of strokes.
Generally not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy
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