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Could You Benefit From Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapyCupping is a healing therapy that can be traced back to ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures. A similar technique is described in one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world! The therapy has been used for thousands of years, and has increased in popularity over the past 10 years. That’s likely because more and more people focus on wellness and are open to exploring new modalities to support health.

You may have noticed people at the swimming pool or gym with ring-shaped marks on their back, or seen pictures or videos of people with large, circular bruises on their skin.

How Does It Work?

The therapy uses suction cups to create a vacuum on the skin. The suction pulls the skin and underlying tissue into the cup, which increases blood flow and promotes healing. The cups are usually made of glass, bamboo, or earthenware.

What to Expect

Cupping is usually done on the back, neck, and shoulders, but can also be done on other parts of the body. The therapist will place the cups on the skin and leave them there for 5 to 10 minutes. The cups are then removed, and the skin will have a red or purple bruise where the cup was placed. The bruises are not painful and will fade within a few days. The therapy is usually done in a series of 3 to 10 sessions.

Benefits of Cupping

There are many potential benefits of this therapy, including

  • Relieving pain
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Reducing fatigue
    • Improving circulation
    • Stimulating lymphatic drainage
    • Reducing stress

    Is There Anyone Who Shouldn’t Have the Therapy?

    Cupping is appropriate for most people and has few side effects. However, it should not be done over open wounds or if you have bleeding disorders or are pregnant. If you have any questions or concerns about whether cupping is right for you, please consult your healthcare provider.

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