Although cupping may be a lesser-known treatment of Chinese Medicine, the benefits from having this procedure performed are astronomical. If you are suffering from muscle pain cupping is a way to remove this stagnation. Pain can result from many attributes in our body created from blockages ranging from your Qi to obstructions of regular blood flow. The process of Chinese cupping is performed to break up any blockages and to restore the body’s natural flow of energy. Wondering how cupping can benefit you? Read our complete breakdown below.
How does it work?
Glass or ceramic cups are placed precisely on your body for about 10 minutes. The cups have the air suctioned out of them by fire. The suction and pressure will pull your skin and muscles. This will help loosen tight muscles, relieve pain and encourage blood flow and oxygen. The process of cupping can help break up scar tissue, muscular knots and help calm the nervous system while removing metabolic waste.
What can it help with?
Mitigate stiff muscle and joint pain
Sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure)
Relieve back and neck pain
Reduce frequency of migraines
Relieve rheumatism pain
And much more
How often can I get this treatment done?
Cupping works best when performed in multiple sessions over a period of time. The specific length and frequency of cupping therapy will depend on the desired result. A detox treatment can be done in one session or several, but it all depends on the level of toxins in the body. Treatment of a muscular conditions may require several short sessions over a period of a few weeks.