Cupping Therapy is well known for the alleviation of aches and pains, including chronic lower back pain, stress reduction, increased energy levels, aiding weight-loss and can help fertility by stimulating the flow of blood.
As the name implies, cupping is where special glass are heated and applied to the affected surface of the skin, by way of suction this treatment removes toxins and provides pain relief.
Like many other ancient Chinese treatments it is based on the meridian theory that our body has two main principles.
1. The first is that it removes any stagnation in the body, sucking out toxins and at the same time opening the meridians so that qi can freely flow.
2. The second is that it helps to rejuvenate specific meridians and organs, in particular those that are not functioning at best.
It is particularly effective where there is pain deeper than the tissue surface, take back pain for example cupping is extremely beneficial over the shu points or bladder meridian and the dazhui.
Scientists acknowledge it for the ability to assist in activating the lymphatic system, promoting blood circulation, as well as being good for deep tissue repair up to four inches into the tissue.
Chinese Cupping is recommended for the treatment of:
There are no severe side effects, however there are slight marks, signs of minor swelling and bruising along the treated area. These will fade after a few hours, with darker rings taking up to a week to lighten.
People describe cupping as a tight sensation, we can adjust the strength of the suction according to your preference. Most people are amazed how much loosened up and relaxed they feel after cupping. Cupping does not have to hurt in order to work!