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.
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!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- History of stroke
- 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