Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. The Chinese have been doing this since ancient times by using heat inside glass or bamboo cups. Nowadays, cupping sets use suction to create the vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes the blood to form in the area and help the healing in that area.

How Cupping Therapy Works?

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is used to remove toxins and disease from the body. You may have seen the dark, circular bruising that occurs after cupping therapy, but this is actually the result of dead blood making its way to the surface of the skin. As cupping therapy progresses, the skin becomes healthier and lighter. Redness occurs as a results of improving blood flow to the treated area, which promotes healing. In addition to stimulating circulation, cupping therapy also moves lymph and loosens fascia for a speedy recovery.

Cupping Technique | LeReve Spinal Care

The technique of cupping therapy is based on ancient techniques and delivered in a modern setting. Cupping therapy is based on the common practice of Chinese cupping therapy, and the simple treatment delivers exceptional results that have cemented the technique in contemporary healing arts.

Cupping therapy creates negative pressure through suction, softening restricted muscles and attachments, loosening adhesions as well as lifting the connective tissues. The method also improves hydration and facilitates blood flow to the tissues. Excess fluid is able to drain, bringing with it toxins as it opens the lymphatic pathways.

Cupping therapy is versatile and can easily be modified to accomplish a range of techniques, from release of deep tissue to drainage of the lymph. This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments to medical massage and physical therapy.

It sedates the nervous system to promote healing, while invigorating the body.
It provides stimulation to the skin to improve appearance and generate health by draining the lymph and separating tissue layers.
By loosening adhesions and promoting independent muscle operation, cupping therapy works to reduce the pain we feel in our bodies.

In alternative medicine, pain is believed to be caused by problems relating to your Qi flow. This can be related to stress in the body, imbalances of hormones and fluids, lack of blood flow, and temperature in the muscles and joints. When a suction cup is place on a problem area, the vacuum pull of the cup creates warmth and circulation in the area. Very soon, you will feel that the pain is reduced.

In Chinese medicine, all the organs are connected together. So if you have a problem with one organ, it can affect the health of other parts of your body. For example, it is believed that the kidneys are connected to a person’s aging. A person with an imbalance or disease in the kidneys will experience more graying of the hair, wrinkled and dry skin, etc.

The use of cupping therapy has many benefits and can be applied in many treatments.

Cupping can be great for many conditions, these are some examples:

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Stimulates whole body relaxation response (parasympathetic response)

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Sciatica

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Promoting a feeling of lightness and relief of pressure

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Constipation, IBS, diarrhea

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Headaches

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Back Pain

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Arthritis

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Detoxifies metabolic debris in muscle tissue, fascia, and skin

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Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

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Fatigue

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Promotes healing in scar tissue and chronic injury sites

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Skin Problems

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Period cramps

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Weight problems

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Stimulates oxygenation and detoxification of blood

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Increases range of motion, breaks up adhesions

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Increases lymphatic drainage & promotes circulation

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