Cupping – An Ancient Healing Method Revived!

Apr 30, 2017 ,    ByThe NHC Team,   0 comment(s)

Find relief from stress, pain, allergies, fatigue, flu, colds, back pain, anxiety, muscle aches, red itchy skin conditions, fever and many more ailments with cupping!

Cupping – An Ancient Healing Method Revived!

Cupping provides relief from stress, pain, allergies, fatigue, flu, colds, back pain, anxiety, muscle aches, red itchy skin conditions, fever and many more ailments. Cupping also helps with cellulite reduction and weight loss.

Variations of cupping treatments were used in traditional Chinese medicine and by ancient Egyptians, North American Indians, early Greeks, and in other Asian and European countries.

Cupping therapy was recommended by Hippocrates, the man whom many consider to be the "Father of Modern Medicine," in his guide to clinical treatment.

There are two predominant forms of modern cupping therapy. The two most common methods of cupping are "fixed cupping" and "moving cupping."

Fixed Cupping:

The cups are placed on a selected area of your body and then left in place without being moved.

Moving Cupping:

Massage oil or cream is applied on your skin in selected places. Cups are placed over the areas to be treated and then are easily moved around the region of the body being treated, for example the back.

In both methods, suction is created in a cup and applied the to the body. In response to the suction, blood rushes to the area and the skin at the contact site is “sucked up” into the cup.

Newer methods of cupping use mechanical devices to create the suction.

Fire Cupping is the most traditional cupping method. Fire cupping creates suction by applying heat to the cup from a lighted candle or other flame source.

Usually, a number of suctioning cups are applied to the patient’s skin for several minutes and then removed.

Cupping is not considered painful but it may leave round red marks on the skin for a day or more. Cupping is like a reverse massage. The cups pull your muscles up rather than pushing them down.

Fire cupping brings the same relief from body aches and pains that a deep massage brings. Cupping, however, takes less than half the time.

Cupping enhances circulation, helps relieve pain, removes "heat" and pull out the toxins that linger in your body's tissues.

Cupping can help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and Qi to the affected area and throughout the body.

Patients with the flu, colds, coughs, back and muscle pain, poor circulation, anxiety, red itchy skin conditions, allergies, fevers, aches and myriad other pains find lasting relief with cupping.

Cups should not be applied to inflamed areas such as bruises and other skin conditions such as edema.

To achieve the best results with cupping, light oil should be applied to the skin – this allows that the cups can be moved along specific muscle fibers after they are applied.

Massage cupping is a form of dry cupping and is sometimes also called gliding cupping or moving cupping. In this method, oil is applied to the skin before creating suction. Once the vacuum is created the cup is gently moved over the skin so as to provide a form of inverse massage therapy.

This technique is popularly used for weight loss and cellulite reduction.

Rubber or medical-grade silicone cups can also be used to provide this therapy because these materials are softer and more flexible for moving.

Some famous people who use fire cupping:

Canada's current Prime Minister Mr. Justin Trudeau engages in cupping. This ancient skin suction therapy that has seen renewed popularity in modern times and also among high-level athletes and lifestyle celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson, David Arquette and many more.

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