Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Cupping
Cupping is done by placing glass cups on areas of the body after air had been drawned out by fire or vacuum suction. The superficial muscle areas are raised and held in the cups for 10 to 15 minutes until the skin is reddened to a certain extent. Cupping is usually done after acupuncture to help bring more blood circulation to superficial of the body. The infusion of blood flow opens the meridian and rejuvenates organ functioning especially if cups are placed on acupoints along muscles of the back. Self-helping mechanism is then initiated resulting in meridian and muscular blockages caused by external environment influence such as wind and cold being expelled. From a scientific standpoint, cupping is beneficial for deep tissue repair because the of its effect in activating the lymphatic system. Cupping is a relaxing therapy as its softening and heating properties penetrate deeper than massages.
, Chinese Medicine