The Benefits of Chinese Cupping Therapy
When the topic of Traditional Chinese Medicine comes up, most people think of acupuncture. However, there is another lesser-known TCM treatment known as cupping therapy. This therapy is gaining in popularity and can relieve a host of health problems.
Cupping therapy involves applying small cups or jars to the skin and suctioning it away from the body. This type of massage goes as far back as 1400 BC when the ancient Egyptians used it to treat fever, vertigo, a menstrual imbalance, poor appetite, pain, and a number of additional ailments.
Today, cupping is still good for all sorts of health problems, making it an excellent alternative to drugs and surgery for many people. The cups are made of glass, bamboo, silicon or plastic.
A practitioner will create suction in the cups by applying rubbing alcohol to a cottom swab, and briefly putting it into the cup to rid the oxygen and then quickly puts it onto the body and suction is created. The air inside the cup contracts creating a natural suction. The cups are placed on the skin and moved across it in a gliding motion, or they are kept isolated and gently lifted.
Cupping can be combined with massage or acupuncture. Some of the conditions cupping is used for are back pain, neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism and so much more. Check out my cupping website to see if cupping can help you. http://www.cuppingportland.com/
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This blog was written and adapted for Dori White, LMT by Herbalist Valerie Lull, MH. To read Valerie’s blog ‘Simple Ways to Stay Healthy’ go to www.vallull.blogspot.com