Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle (the technique is called slide cupping).

Cupping involves placing heated cups on the skin to create suction during the cooling process. The suction from the cups facilitates healing by removing stagnation and improves blood flow, as well as the flow of energy in the body. 

Cupping is particular recommended if you have 

  • Muscle stiffness

  • Fatigue

  • Low immune condition

  • Lung problems, eg. chronic cough, common cold, asthma etc.

  • Rheumatism 

Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Improvement of blood circulation

The application of cupping therapy improves the circulation of blood throughout the body. As a result sufficient oxygen reaches the body cells for cellular oxidation, releasing good amounts of energy for various physical activities.

Aids to activate the lymphatic system

Practicing this therapy on one’s body helps to activate the lymphatic system of the body. As a result there is improved circulation of blood to different body cells and tissues.

Help to release toxins

The human body is a complex system of reactions that occur continuously. As a result of these reactions toxic and harmful substances are produced, the presence of which might lead to cause many diseases. These harmful and toxic substances should be removed from the body, if one wants to stay healthy. Cupping therapy causes the body cells and tissues to release toxins and prevents the occurrence of many serious and lethal diseases. Removal of these substances also delays the ageing process.

Improves flexibility

Cupping therapy makes the body flexible for various kinds of physical activities.

Help in treating many diseases

This therapy has traditionally been used for the treatment of many diseases like colds, high blood pressure, high fever, sciatica, joint pains, muscle spasms, stiff shoulders, arteriosclerosis, lung infections, and strokes.

person having cupping therapy applied to back
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