Learn About Cupping
In this method of ancient treatment special cups are placed on the skin to create suction in order to reduce pain and inflammation while increasing the blood flow to the area. cupping therapy could be used as a type of deep-tissue massage to reduce muscle tension, it also promotes cell repair.
There are different methods of cupping, including:
At Ushta health we perform a more modern version of cupping using a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the silicone cups. The silicone cups could be moved from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect.
Wet cupping method creates a mild suction. A cup would be placed on the skin for about 3 minutes then the cup is removed and a small scalpel or needle is used to make a small tiny pierce on the skin. Next, the second suction is created to draw out a small quantity of blood.
Wet cupping helps to remove the stagnation, heat and toxins from the affected area.
Based on the reports published in 2015 in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, and a 2012 report, published in PLoS One. Australian and Chinese researchers reviewed 135 studies on cupping. They concluded that cupping therapy may be effective for various conditions such as:
- Herpes zoster
- Facial paralysis
- Cervical spondylosis
The British Cupping Society indicates that cupping therapy is beneficial to treat:
- Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia
- Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Fertility and gynecological disorders
- Skin problems such as eczema and acne
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety and depression
- Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma
- Varicose veins
Cupping is fairly safe, as long as you go to a trained health professional. But you could experience side effects such as mild discomfort and bruises in the area where the cups are being placed on your skin.