Cupping therapy is one of the various healing techniques used in alternative medicine. This therapy dates back to Chinese ancient history, where it was used in the treatment of a plethora of conditions. In this therapy, cups made of bamboo, glass or earthenware are placed on the skin in order to create suction along the body meridians just like in acupuncture Miami. For practitioners of this therapy to achieve suction, they rub the bottom of the cup with alcohol, light it and place it on the skin of their patients. Also, they can place a piece of alcohol-soaked cotton ball over an insulated material placed over the skin, then light it and immediately cover with the cups. Flames lit in this process are only for the purpose of creating suction. This therapy has retained its popularity to date due to its numerous benefits. Some of the benefits of cupping therapy include;
Benefits of Cupping Therapy
• Pain relief
Cupping therapy reduces the stiffness in muscles by enabling them to relax. Additionally, this therapy is able to remove blood that has been congested in to the muscles. In so doing. It achieves relaxation and relief of pain.
Cupping therapy is a very powerful tool for detoxification. It enhances circulation of blood which is vital for the removal of toxins in the soft tissues and muscles.
• Cupping therapy and the digestive system
Cupping therapy is very beneficial to the digestive system. It promotes digestion and also enhances the flow of waste products of digestion. Some people have reported that they noticed an increase in appetite after the therapy. The therapy can also be efficient in increasing the body’s metabolism rate and preventing constipation
When getting a cupping therapy, caution should be taken. This therapy entails the use of flames to create suction. If care is not taken, it could lead to devastating results, such as, burning and scarring of the skin. Therefore, always ensure that you get the therapy from a certified practitioner. In facilities, such as, the alternative medical center or the center for holistic medicine, you will be assured of getting the therapy administered by a licensed practitioner. Also, make sure that you first consult with your physician before getting the therapy. The therapy may not be suitable for you if you are pregnant or have health conditions like metastatic cancer or bone fractures.