By creating suction, tissues are lifted upwards, making room for fresh blood and oxygen to reach the area. Research has shown that cupping can effect up to four inches deep into the tissue to activate the lymphatic system, clear stagnation within the tissue, and release built up toxins.The pulling action of the cups engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows for deep relaxation of the mind and body.
What Does Cupping Therapy Treat?
- Colds & Flu
- Intercostal Neuralgia
- Intestinal Disorders
- High Blood Pressure
- Bronchial Asthma & Congestion
- Gynecological Disorders
- Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
- Post-injury Trauma
- Post-surgical Adhesions
- Musculo-Skeletal Problems: pain, spams, cramps, tightness, numbness, stiffness
- And much more
What Is The Explanation Of The Marks Or Discolorations That Sometimes Occur As A Result From Cupping Therapy?
One of the common and unfortunate misconceptions of cupping is that it causes bruising. This is false. A bruise is caused by trauma in which there is breakage of the capillaries. There is no compression in cupping therapy and therefore no bruise. The discolorations are more like a hickey. When a condition exists where sufficient pathologic factors and stagnant fluids are present and a vacuum is applied to the area, a discoloration will appear on the skin as the stagnation is brought up to the surface.This is the therapeutically desired effect. If discolorations occur, this is temporary and will fade within 2 days to 2 weeks after treatment. Healthy tissue does not discolor.