Friday, October 20, 2017

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If you suffer from stress, depression or persistent pain, cupping therapy may provide the relief you’ve been searching for.

When a patient visits a conventional doctor for pain or stress relief the answer often comes in pill form. On the other hand, with Alternative Medicine Miami practitioners look to a variety of techniques and therapies to address the cause of symptoms, instead of simply dulling senses with medication.

Prescription medication can provide positive results, but holistic practitioners have been seeing positive results from therapies like cupping for thousands of years.

How Cupping Reduces Depression, Stress and Pain

A popular component of Chinese Medicine Miami is cupping therapy. Those who support cupping therapy believe that cupping creates suction which mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a wide range of medical ailments including depression, stress and pain.

Studies have shown that cupping can promote mental and physical relaxation and well-being. The vacuum created by each cup draws up the skin and is believed to open up the skin’s pores, which helps to stimulate the flow of blood, balance blood flow, break up obstructions and creates a way for toxins to be removed from the body.

Toxic release is important to overall health. Too many toxins in the body can lead to a wide range of health issues including depression and muscle aches and pain

In addition to these ailments, cupping therapy has been used to address other medical conditions like:

• Blood disorders like anemia and hemophilia
• Rheumatic diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia
• Fertility and gynecological disorders
• Skin problems such as eczema and acne
• High blood pressure (hypertension)
• Migraine headaches
• Anxiety
• Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma
• Varicose veins

Tapping into the Elements of Cupping

Cupping therapy Miami involves cups which are placed on the skin to create suction. They are typically made of glass, bamboo, or earthenware. Cupping can be either wet or dry. Flammable substances like herbs, alcohol or paper are set on fire to create heat and suction. Once the fire goes out, the cup is placed upside down on the skin. When the air inside the cup cools down, the vacuuming effect begins. The skin then rises and reddens as blood vessels expand. The cups are generally left on the skin for five to ten minutes. Several cups may be used at the same time depending on the practitioner and the severity of your symptoms. Medical oil or herbs may also be applied to the skin during treatment.

Next time you’re experiencing depression, stress or persistent pain, consider cupping therapy and learn to live and breathe again.

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