Cupping is a treatment in which glass jars are used and attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through negative pressure by using fire or a vacuum pump. Generally the cups are placed and/or slid on the surface of the body for 15-20 minutes. During this time the suction formed by the cups increases the circulation of blood, lymph, oxygen, and nutrients to areas of stagnation, while helping to eliminate toxins and waste material produced by normal human metabolism and overuse of muscle groups. This treatment will temporarily leave a pinkish to dark reddish marks which will disappear over time depending on the darkness, where it can take 3 – 14 days.
Key Benefits of Cupping Therapy:
- Eliminate stagnation of qi (energy) and blood remove external pathogens that can invade a fragile immune systems and cause pain and common colds.
- Restore and repairs muscles injuries and other associated conditions
- Removes toxins
- Relieves and relaxes the body
- Improves and increases blood circulation