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Five Benefits of Cupping

Benefits of Cupping

Cupping is an ancient Chinese form of medicine. Cupping was established as an official practice after confirmed research conducted by Chinese and the Soviet Union acupuncturists its effectiveness. In recent years cupping is gaining popularity with celebrities like actress Jennifer Aniston, athlete Michael Phelps, and singer Lady Gaga drawing attention to the Chinese therapy technique. Recent studies have shown cupping’s effectiveness by providing short-term but effective benefits.

Reduces Pain

Cupping therapy is quite effective to manage asthma problems and clear congestions due to common cold. It is an extremely valuable therapy for the lungs. This therapy can be an effective alternative method for treating pain, herpes zoster, cervical spondylosis, and facial paralysis. Cupping can be a beneficial treatment for many types of muscle tensions. It includes common ailments such as neck pain, shoulder pain, tight trapezius, spinal congestion, plantar fasciitis, and lower back pain.

Decreases Inflammation

The therapy provides deep tissue massages which help to fix micro-tears in the muscles. Micro-tears in muscle fiber causes cytokines molecules to release in the body. These molecules are suppressed through this therapy which will decrease the inflammation in the body. The cupping marks are caused by the treatment as a sign of the negative energy elements escaping from the surface.

Smoothens the Blood Flow

Cupping removes toxins and improves the circulation of the body. The therapy improves the blood flow through the veins and arteries. Cupping increases blood flow and warms the skin making it easier for the therapists to get into the ‘knots’ in your muscles. The therapy helps to loosen the fascia or connective tissue and stimulate healing. After the treatment, the skin relays information to the therapist about the underlying tissue. This knowledge can be used for acupuncture therapy later.

Helps in Relaxation

Cupping therapy with acupuncture provides a detoxifying effect on the skin and circulatory system, which helps the patient to relax. Most people find the suction by the cups to be a pleasant sensation. The cups remain in the position for several minutes, and the therapist glides the cups over the skin similar to a massage. Suction cups provide negative pressure on the surface of the skin and muscles. In contrast with the positive pressure of the deep tissue, massage offers a soothing and relaxing experience.

Improves Digestive System

If you suffer from irregularity or irritable bowel syndrome, this treatment is a better option for you. Cupping helps to relieve stress and provides a healthy digestive system. Cupping therapy is an effective and safe way to improve digestion. It affects the digestive system providing benefits like a healthy appetite, relief from constipation, improved metabolism and stronger digestion. Cupping aid in the healing and repairing of the gut.

Cupping therapy can work to restore the proper movement of food in your body. It is an effective treatment for a variety of ailments. Cupping therapy is a broader practice in western culture due to its rising popularity among celebrities. A lot of people in Sherwood Park are also opting for cupping therapy. Consult a physiotherapist before starting your cupping therapy.