What is Cupping?
Cupping is an alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. It is something the Egyptians and Chinese were doing 3,000 yrs ago. It is used to draw toxins to the surface of the skin where they can be dissipated into the lymphatic and renal system for excretion.
How does cupping work?
A flammable substance such as alcohol, herbs, or paper is placed in a cup and set on fire. As the fire goes out, the cup is placed upside down on the skin. As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes the skin to rise and redden as blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for five to ten minutes.
Benefits of Cupping Therapy
Cupping therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions. It alleviates the stagnation in muscle caused by spasms. This stimulates blood flow and helps the healing process.
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