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Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Cupping therapy is used to treat: blood disorders such as anemia, and hemophilia, rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, gynecological disorders, skin problems such as eczema and acne, high blood pressure, migraine, anxiety and depression, bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma, varicose veins. It can also reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body and can promote mental and physical relaxation and well-being.
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The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove heat and pull out the toxins that linger in your body's tissues.
Cupping is divided into two kinds, wet and dry. During both types of cupping, your therapist will put a flammable substance such as alcohol, herbs, or paper in a cup and set it on fire. As the fire goes out, he puts the cup upside down on your skin. When the hot cup is placed on your skin, the air inside the cup cools and creates a vacuum that draws the skin and muscle upward into the cup. Your skin may turn red as the blood vessels respond to the change in pressure.
Cupping causes skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. These harmless marks will slowly fade before disappearing completely within days.
Cupping has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. There have been studies to prove the benefits cupping beholds. Here are some benefits of cupping that you should avail:
Try cupping today. Its not as effective as other natural therapies, but its safe and non-invasive. Cupping might sound a bit scary to someone whos new to the practice, but rest assured that cupping isnt usually painful and most trained practitioners are very careful to use sterile equipment. Cupping is considered a safe practice, but its important to find a well-trained practitioner who is licensed and follows legislated guidelines. Make sure to do your research and find an experienced practitioner who is well-trained in using cupping tools, which will ensure you get the most benefits from your session and arent at risk for injury.
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