What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping is an ancient Chinese method use for
causing local congestion. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the
skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues.
When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is
formed and healing takes place.
How Does Cupping Work?
Cupping therapy is the best way of opening
meridians of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which
energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and
tissue. When meridians are opened, it allows invigorating energy to
travel through the whole length of the body.
What does Cupping feel like?
Cupping is generally not painful. It is
the best deep tissue massage available. Most patients report significant
improvement after a cupping treatment.
After cupping treatment, it may leave a bruise
mark on the skin. The color of the mark will indicate the condition
inside your body such as purple color means heat, while white color cold.
Sometime it may cause one to several blisters
which indicates fluid retention inside your body. The bruise or blister will
disappear in two to three days.
How many treatments will I need?
Treatment plans are based on each patient's
individual needs, depth and duration of disease. Our experienced practitioners
will give you a prognosis and treatment plan at your first visit. Our goal is
to help you feel better as soon as possible.
What are the common conditions Cupping Therapy is
One of the key uses of
cupping is in the treatment of coldness in the body. Cupping is thought to
expel the coldness by releasing external factors, including wind, damp, and
Conditions which can benefit from cupping
~ Back pain
~ Joint and muscular
~ Sexual disorders
~ Rheumatic diseases
~ Breast enhancement
~ Bed wetting
~ Common colds and flu
~ Constipation and diarrhea
~ Chest pain
What are the benefits to Cupping Therapy?
Cupping is used by our practitioners to treat
colds, gastro-intestinal disorders, lung diseases (especially chronic cough and
asthma), lung infections, and problems in the internal organs.
It is also used to treat pain in muscles and
joints, particularly on the back and paralysis. Cupping promotes local blood
supply that will nourish the muscles and skin and allow toxins to be carried
Cupping has also been found to affect the body up
to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate
the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins,
arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve
Massage cupping is also effective
in treating cellulite. A light suction provides drainage, while heavier
application can be used to stimulate circulation and loosen adhesions.