Cupping is a one of alternative type of therapy originated in china. It is ancient form in which therapist placing the cup on the skin for few minute to create suction. The suction may facilitate with pain, inflammation, healing with blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and it’s one of the type of deep-tissue massage.
Cupping helps in balancing the body and restores balance with body resistance to pathogens as a ability to increase the blood flow and decreases the pain. Its increases the blood circulation to the area where cups are placed this due to relieve muscle tension improves blood flow and stimulate cell repair.
The cups are originated from animal horns and were made up of glass, bamboo , earthenware, silicone.
The cups are heated with fire and then applied to the skin, after cooled the cups kept inside the skin.
The methods of cupping are:
• Dry - it’s a only suction method
• Wet – It’s involved both suction and controlled medicinal bleeding.
What is expectation during a cupping treatment?
During both types of cupping, our therapist will put a flammable substance such as alcohol, herbs, or paper in a cup heated with fire. As the fire get out after cooled, the cup kept upside down on your skin.
As the cup cools the air inside that it creates a vacuum. This causes your skin to rise and get redden as your blood vessels expand and the cup is place for up to 3 minutes.
A more ancient version of cupping there uses a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. Other therapists use silicone cups, which they can move from one place to another place on your skin for a massage-like effect.
Wet cupping creates a mild suction by keeping a cup in place for about 3 minutes. The therapist then removes the cup and used a small knife to make light, tiny cuts on your skin. Next, they go to a second suction to take out a small quantity of blood.
They might get 3-5 cups in your first session. After the cups removed by therapist, you may apply on cupped areas with an antibiotic ointment and bandage to prevent infection. Your skin should without any mild bruising turns into normal again within 10 days of the session.
Some people also get “needle cupping,” in which the therapist first inserts acupuncture needles treatment. For best result you should want to eat only light meals before cupping
What is the treatment condition for cupping?
Cupping is used to treat wide variety of infections. They cupping therapy may be effective condition when people also get other treatment for muscle ache and pains. cups can be to major acupressure it is effective in treating skin and digestive issues
Various diseases and conditions, such as:
• Herpes zoster
• Cough and dyspnea
• Facial paralysis
• Facial paralysis
• Lumbar disc herniation
• Cervical spondylosis
• Blood disorders causes anemia and hemophilia
• High blood pressure
• Bronchial congestion diseases like allergies and asthma
• Rheumatic diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia
• Fertility and gynecological disorders
• Anxiety and depression
• Varicose veins
• Skin problems like eczema and acne
There won’t cause many side effects associated with cupping .The side effects may occur during treatment
• Light headache
• Sweating and nausea
• Irritation of the skin
Cupping therapy is not for everyone there is extra caution for the following groups
• Children under 4year should not receive cupping therapy.
• Seniors the skin becomes more fragile as our age
• Pregnant people to avoid cupping in abdomen and lower back
• Avoid in menstruation people.
Cupping is long practice treatment it has ease of the symptoms of both temporary and chronic conditions. If you choose for cupping therapy, you must need complete details from the doctor visit before you undergo treatments
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