“Cupping therapy is the oldest and most globally practiced medical treatment in human history” – Izharul Hasan
Benefits of Cupping
Pain Relief – Several studies show that cupping therapy relieves various types of pain, from cancer to arthritis to lower back pain.
Relaxation – Everyone can use a little more relaxation! Cupping therapy eases stress by promoting blood and energy flow. It also releases toxins to relax the body and the mind.
Get Rid of Headaches
Research published in “The American Journal of Chinese Medicine” proved that cupping therapy treats headaches effectively. The study was done among 70 patients all of who had recurring tension headaches. The patients were evaluated before and after the cupping treatment. Sixty-six percent of those treated noted a huge reduction in the severity of their headaches.
Relieve Coughs, Colds and Allergies
Cupping therapy helps stimulate the lungs and other vital organs, and helps clear out phlegm and congestion. Coughing is often caused because of too much phlegm in the lungs. Cupping therapy speeds up the healing process of colds and helps reduce the symptoms associated with allergies. An added benefit is that in doing this it helps move lymphatic fluid and blood which speeds up metabolism in the body.
Healing – Cupping promotes blood flow targeted to a particular area; better flow means faster healing.
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Skin – Surface problems are often manifestations of what’s happening within. Increased blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients up through the skin to nourish and heal it.
Cupping may be effective in reducing the incidence of acne, eczema, and the appearance of cellulite.
Boost Mood and Relieve Anxiety
Cupping therapy improves blood circulation and also improves positive moods, reduces tension and relieves anxiety. It can help improve one’s sleep habits, too.
When getting cupping therapy, any stagnation in the blood is cleared out thereby flushing toxins and treating the cupped areas. It gets rid of dead cells and other debris. These harmful things will be expelled out of the body naturally to improve overall health.
Cupping Therapy for Cellulite 💛
Cupping is incredibly effective at stimulating blood flow, and activating the lymphatic system; making it one of the most beneficial therapies for detoxing the body. Simply put; the appearance of your skin improves when fluid and toxin buildup is reduced. In the case of cellulite, the detox effect leads to a noticeably healthier, smoother appearance.
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Causes of Cellulite – According to Traditional Chinese Medicine
According to Chinese medicine, cellulite is connected to water metabolism. When Qi stagnation is present, proper fluid management cannot transpire, which causes cellulite.
Spleen Qi Deficiency:
The Spleen is responsible for the transportation and transformation of fluids. If there is deficiency, dampness can accumulate, and as a result cellulite may occur.
Kidney Qi Deficiency: The Kidneys play an important role in managing fluids and excreting waste from the body.
How Cupping Therapy Works
When suction is applied to the skin, the negative pressure helps to break down stagnant fluid, drawing toxins to the surface, and allowing fresh blood to more easily circulate through the affected area(s).
Increased circulation means increased healing and rejuvenation; of the skin, muscles and everything in between. By stimulating the lymphatic system (your body’s “detox fast-lane”), cupping therapy promotes a more efficient drainage of the lymph nodes, allowing these toxins to be more efficiently eliminated from the body.
This has a smoothing and firming effect on the skin.
Cupping is also known to release fascia and the muscle tissue underneath. Fascia is a very densely woven tissue that covers everything inside our bodies, and has an appearance similar to that of a spiderweb. The pulling/negative pressure of the cups, effectively loosens the layers of fascia and fat away from one another; ultimately leading to a more cellulite-free, healthy appearance.
What About the Marks?
When injuries occur deep in the muscle, bleeding often occurs causing deep bruises. There will also be edema in the area involving the coagulation of sticky proteins. The combining presence of these elements usually results in stagnation of circulation to the area – resulting in pain, dysfunction, and chronic conditions.The vacuum formed by cupping draws up the old non-circulating stagnant blood and sticky fluids from the area, bringing them up to the surface and away from the injury so that healthy free circulation can be restored to the affected area, thus creating space for oxygen, living cells and nutrients for faster recovery. Where there is dead, static blood, lymph, cellular debris, pathogenic factors, and toxins present in the body, cupping can leave marks which indicates that the stagnation or disease has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface. These should not be misinterpreted as damage; rather they are the result of debilitating agents being drawn to the surface.
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Slow the Aging Process
Cupping therapy is a wonderful anti-aging treatment. When it is done on the face, it helps rejuvenate the formation of collagen which helps skin look young and radiant.
Digestion – Whether stemming from an immune system response, poor dietary habits, and/or chronic stress, cupping can reduce stress in the abdominal area, relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, constipation, and water retention.
Aftercare: You may feel fatigued the day after cupping as your body processes the toxins released. Drink plenty of water to help eliminate toxins from the body. Keep the area (where you were cupped) covered and warm. Avoid exercise, showers and saunas immediately following your treatment. In general, listen to your body, take it easy and rest.
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