Cupping Therapy is traditionally used in combination with an Acupuncture or Massage treatment. Cupping has been used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years.
Cupping brings fresh blood to the local area of the body where the cupping is being used.
Cupping improves local and general circulation. Cupping is commonly used in musculoskeletal injuries and stiffness, and to improve common colds and flus.
Cupping can be performed in 2 ways:
1) as a Fixed position – the cup is placed on the body and left in that position for between 5-20 minutes.
2) Mobile Cupping – The cup is placed on the body, after massage oil has been rubbed into the skin and the cup is slid up and down along the skin – this brings fresh blood to the area and may cause redness to the skin.
Cupping is used to treat:
• Musculoskeletal conditions
• Flu/ Fever/ Runny nose
• Digestive Disorders
• Menstrual Disorders
• Cupping also helps to open up the chest, and benefits the lungs