Cupping Therapy can be used on its own or during the Acupuncture session to help with numerous conditions.
Cupping Therapy has been around for several thousand years and has been used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Ottoman Turks, Chinese, and Islamic traditional practitioners. There have also been accounts of Hippocrates using the Cupping Method for internal disease.
Cupping works through the power of suction, which is created either by introducing a flame into the cup, or by manually extracting the air from the cup. Cupping helps to soften muscles, lift connective tissue and reduce inflammation. It also helps to improve blood and lymphatic circulation, reduce pain and eliminate toxins through the skin.
Cupping therapy isn’t painful and the marks it leaves normally dissipate within 3-4 days.
This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can help clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma. Cupping can also affect the digestive system. A few benefits may include relief from IBS, constipation or diarrhoea and stronger digestion.
A 2015 report published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine noted cupping as an effective alternative method of treating acne, pain, facial paralysis, cervical spondylosis, and herpes zoster.
Cosmetic Cupping techniques can also be used to help reduce cellulite and facial rejuvenation.