What is Cupping?
Cupping is an ancient form of physical therapy seen in many medical traditions, both Chinese and Occidental. Cupping employs a form of suction cup, strategically applied to the skin to help to break up and move stagnation in the system. Cupping can be seen to improve blood flow and to encourage the free movement of organic liquids, lymph and energy in the body.
Effects of cupping:
Increase blood circulation
Activate the lymphatic system
Activate the skin metabolism
Cupping is one of the most effective and oldest ways of releasing toxins from the body. A safe non-invasive therapy which uses the meridian system of chinese medicine in the same way as acupuncture.
Cupping is a great therapy to target deep-tissue as it can target tissue up to four inches from skin level. Toxins and congestion can be released, and blood flow can be refreshed within the immediate and surrounding areas, which allows the global system to circulate more efficiently.
Often combined with acupuncture in one treatment, Cupping can relax muscles, help lower blood pressure by relaxing the nervous system, increase blood circulation and lymph function.
The lymph system filters bacteria, generates antibodies and also preserves the fluid balance throughout the body. Lymph circulation relies purely on the movement of the body, through exercise, breathing and external pressure such as massage or cupping, to collect and transport toxic substances out of the body and to allow the free flow of fresh lymph which nourishes the tissues and boost our immune system.
Cupping is often used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, migraines, rheumatism, anxiety and fatigue. It’s also a good treatment to clear congestion from a common cold or help to improve the symptoms of asthma.
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