You don’t specifically have to be a celebrity or an athlete to try cupping therapy, its experience, and the effects. Let’s take a detailed look at cupping therapy, how it works, and its benefits.
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese technique that some people are now turning to for relief of pain. It’s gaining popularity in modern society, as it can be used both as a massage technique as well a muscle recovery tool. It is used for thousands of years, to relieve pain, muscle stiffness, and other illnesses.
How Does Cupping Therapy Work?
The process works by forming cups around the area being treated, then using these suction-like forms to bring deep tissue pressure on specific points which stimulate energy channels and trigger inflammation responses in order to relieve chronic conditions like back problems or knee arthritis without surgery!
It is believed that the increased suction created by the cup invites more blood to flow through your body, which may reduce inflammation and pain.
Types of CuppingTherapy
Cupping is a practice that can be done either wet or dry. The difference between the two types of cups lies in how they’re made: while some may have needles inserted into them, others don’t require any skin piercings at all; this depends on what kind of pressure needs to be applied when inflating each particular type with air so as not to damage your tissue.
Other than these two main methods, there are several other cupping practices to explore, like:
- Needle Cupping- it is a technique in which acupuncture needles are first applied, and cups are then placed over each needle.
- Massage Cupping- this entails moving cups across the skin
- Facial Cupping- the small silicone cups are placed on the face to start functioning on detoxifying the skin to stimulate blood flow.
- Water Cupping- then one-third of each silicone cup is filled with warm water and then inverted for suction onto the skin.
Benefits of Cupping Therapy
Cupping is a traditional Chinese healing technique that’s been used to promote healing and muscle recovery since 500 BC. It also helps to treat:
- Neck, shoulder, knee, and back aches
- Skin ailments such as acne and hives
- Gastrointestinal disorders
Scientists have known for years about the benefits of cupping, but it’s only in recent months that research on this topic has really taken off.
A 2018 report found out how wet cupping might help clear heavy metals from blood and alleviate kidney problems- two conditions tied to an increased risk when you have high levels within your body!
And now there is evidence showing what some people already knew: That getting treatment through suction cups can be extremely beneficial if you suffer from neck pain or other muscle-related ailments.
Who Should Avoid Cupping Therapy?
Although cupping therapy is usually considered safe, it cannot be recommended for everyone. Some exceptions include people with certain medical conditions like:
- History of stroke
Other aspects to take into account are:
- Age-cupping therapy should be avoided by children and seniors or should be monitored very closely
- Pregnancy- avoid cupping in the abdomen and lower back
- Medications- if you intake blood thinners, cupping should be avoided
If you are looking forward to experiencing how cupping and acupuncture together can bring you well-being, do contact us and book an appointment on jskacupuncture.com