Therapeutic Benefits of Cupping

Therapeutic Benefits of Cupping

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  1. Cupping started in China, dating back 3500 years, as a therapeutic method to increase circulation in specific areas of the body.

    Plastic or glass cups are placed along the chakras of the spinal cord. These cups adhere to the skin either by fire or by suction using a hand-held device.

    Oxygen within the cup is extinguished, and the skin is sucked into the cup. As the skin slightly separates from the underlying fascia and muscle tissue, adhesion’s and scar tissue on the surface, and underneath the skin are broken up.

    Healing in the areas the cups are placed is stimulated by moving stagnant blood flow and lymph fluid, allowing a new and fresh supply of blood and lymph to circulate. As new nutrients nourish stagnant areas, healing is farther promoted, by opening surrounding channels of energy or Chi.

    Not only is healing promoted through cupping, but physical performance and appearance are enhanced as well.

    In addition to increasing circulation, cupping is also done to promote the release of toxins embedded deep within the muscle tissue.

    Cupping also:

    • Triggers the Lymphatic System
    • Clears Blood Vessels
    • Stretches & Activates the Skin
    • Breaks up Scar Tissue & Fat Tissue
    • Reduces the Appearance of Cellulite

    According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_cupping, cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum on the patient’s skin. The therapy is used to dispel stagnation—stagnant blood and lymph, thereby improving flow—to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis.

    Cupping can also be used to treat musculoskeletal ailments. It can be done on the arms, legs, knee, and hip regions.

    For more information on cupping contact mailto:wtc@worldtherapycenter.com?subject=Cupping.

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