Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy wherein a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced ( either by heat or vacuum ) in order to attract and keep the skin and the superficial muscles within the cup.
Suction is applied to specific acupuncture points as well as for parts of the body that have been affected by pain, where the pain is deeper than the tissues to be pulled .
Sucker is based on the theory of the meridian of the body. First, the suction cups removes any stagnation in the body and opens to the meridians as qi can move freely . On the other hand, it also helps to rejuvenate certain meridians and organs that do not function at their best. From a scientific standpoint , cupping is known to help activate the lymphatic system , promote blood circulation, and is good for deep tissue repair .
The process of drawing
Cups are generally left in place for ten minutes , although the time can vary from five to fifteen minutes. The skin will redden due to the congestion of blood flow . Some bruising on the skin where the rim of the cup is expected.
Cups that can help
Cupping is generally recommended for the treatment of pain, gastrointestinal disorders , pulmonary diseases (chronic cough and asthma in particular), and paralysis , although it has application to other problems.
Cupping can affect the body up to four inches into the tissues , causing tissues to release toxins , activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages , activate and deactivate the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate skin , clear stretch marks and improve the appearance of varicose veins .