Cupping therapy refers to an ancient type of alternative medicine where a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a period of time to create suction. It’s a type of therapy that dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and, Middle East Cultures. Cupping therapy comes in two types; wet and dry. In each type of this therapy, your therapist will put a flammable substance like herb, alcohol, or paper in a cup and insert it on fire. When the fire goes off, the cup is turned upside down on your skin.
Benefits of Cupping Therapy
Poor blood circulation results in a buildup of toxins in the body tissues causing many health complications. This therapy improves the stagnation by causing blood to rush to the treated areas carrying the toxins away. Along with the toxins, it clears the dead cells, lymph, and other accumulated debris.
Cupping therapy helps in slowing down the aging process. As you age, slowly your body process reduces resulting to wrinkles and relaxation in the muscle tone. The therapy increases the sluggish circulation to saturate muscles and tissues with oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flow. It will relax the stiff muscles and you will start regaining your muscle tone. Cupping promotes rejuvenation of the collagen when used on the face thus removes the sign of aging.
Healing Injuries by inducing inflammation
Cupping draws blood to the injured areas so that the new blood vessels are created and it heals the knots and adhesion. Mainly, athletes use this therapy because it helps their bodies recover faster from intense workout sessions they undertake to build stamina and muscle tissues.
Health and wellness
Cupping therapy helps in controlling hypertension, and can also alleviate the pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia. It can also help in reducing stress, migraine, depression, and insomnia. In some cases, patients who have seasonal allergies that lead to frequent coughs and colds will find cupping to ease the symptoms.
Inverse Massage Therapy
Cupping works as a reverse therapy in which the muscles are decompressed. When a warmed cup with a vacuum under is moved over the body, it pulls muscles and skin away from the body. By this, it creates an empty space that immediately receives a new infusion of blood.
For most people, cupping is a great experience with numerous health benefits. It’s also a very relaxing and relieving experience.