What is Cupping?
Some people employ the traditional medicinal technique of cupping to reduce discomfort. On your back, stomach, arms, legs, or other regions of your body, a provider installs cups. A vacuum or suction force inside the cup pulls the skin upward. Traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern medicine uses cupping. Cupping therapy has been used by people for thousands of years.
Cupping creates suction that pulls fluid into the treated area. The capillaries, which are microscopic blood vessels under the skin, are ruptured and enlarged by this suction force. The cupping region is treated as an injury by your body. More blood is sent to the area to speed up the body’s natural healing process. Some claim that cupping releases pollutants and clears the pores.
What does cupping treat?
- Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis.
- Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain.
- Breathing problems, such as asthma.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel disease (IBD).
- Headaches and migraines.
- High blood pressure (hypertension).