Cupping Therapy


What is Cupping Therapy?

               Cupping Therapy is also known as "Fire Cupping".  Cupping Therapy is one of the ancient oriental techniques belong to Traditional Chinese Medicine which has a history of more than two thousand years. It provides unique healing function and pleasant experience.  Cupping Therapy utilizes treatment methods by which a local suction is created on the skin.   Practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.  Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps).  The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including: Glass, Bamboo, and Earthenware. Cupping Therapy includes singer-cup cupping, multi-cup cupping, quick cupping, retaining cupping, moving cupping, medicinal cupping (herb cupping), acupuncture with cupping, pricking blood with cupping.

 

How dose Cupping Therapy work?

1) Mechanical Stimulation

The cup caused by negative pressure, can be tightly sucked up on the surface of the skin.  It can pull the nerves, muscles, blood vessels and subcutaneous glandular, causeing a series of neuroendocrine responses, adjusting blood vessel's relaxation and shrinkage function, improving local blood circulation.

2) Negative Pressure Effect

Negative pressure effect can cause some locally hyperemia, congestion, even capillaries burst, red blood cell destruction, and hemolysis occurs.  The release of hemoglobin in red blood cells is a benign stimulation to the body.  It can provide a two-direction adjustment through the nerve system to heal the tissue and organ.  It can also promote phagocytosis of white blood celland enhance the body's immune system.  The negative pressure from the suction cup can make sweat pores fully open, the function of the sweat glands and sebaceous glands are stimulated and strengthened, therefore accelerate the de-toxin from inside out.

3) Warming Effect

Local warming effects not only expand blood vessels, blood flow, also enhance the permeability of blood vessels and the phagocytosis of cells.  In cupping area, the change of vascular tone and mucous membrane permeability, the accelerated lymph circulation , the strengthened phagocytosis, will form an environment with enhanced immune function.

 

The benefit of cupping therapy

Musculoskeletal system:

Neck pain, shoulder joint and shoulder pain, elbow pain, back pain, lower back pain, sacral pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, heel pain

Nervous system:

Stress headaches, occipital neuralgia, intention neuralgia, sciatica, trachelism, stiff neck, cramp on calf, facial nerve spasm, diaphragm muscle spasmodic contraction

Respiratory system:

Acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma, pulmonary edema, pneumonia, pleurisy

Digestive system:

Acute and chronic gastritis, the stomach neuralgia, indigestion, hyperacidity, acute and chronic enteritis

Cardiovascular system:

Hypertension,

Gynecology:

dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease

 

Points for attention

1. Should not get the cupping therapy if  your body is too weak.

2. Should be every carefully to get the cupping therapy if you are a pregnant women or older people with heart disease.

3. Should not get the cupping therapy if you have  skin breakage or skin disease.