WHAT IS CUPPING?
Chinese vacuum cupping works for pain, tension, trigger points, muscle stiffness, tension, body detox & respiratory problems like coughing, asthma & lung weakness. Cupping therapy can also be used to recover after an illness and as prevention for stress, tension and even insomnia and headaches.
Records of cupping therapy date back 3000 BC and it is still used today by many acupuncturists. Chinese cupping therapy relaxes muscles tension while removing toxins from the body.
Cupping therapy in Chinese Medicine is created by placing glass or plastic jars on the surface of the body to create a vacuum. Cupping therapy often produces circular marks from strong suction by breaking capillaries and bringing blood and toxins to the skin surface and thus promoting blood and energy circulation and reducing pain, trigger points, tightness, increasing range of motion and detoxing the body. Give it a try and experience cupping benefits for yourself.
Cupping marks serve as an evaluation tool and tell the practitioner what causes blocked energy. Redness means heat, usually due to acute or chronic infection. Black means strong blood stagnation or old blood. Purple mens moderate blood stagnation. Blisters on the skin means there is a lot of toxins and "dampness" in the tissue. If there is no change in the skin color, then the condition is caused by energy Qi stagnation and not blood.
The cupping marks can be reduced according to patient's preferences and in some cases either do not appear or disappear and fade in 1 to 3 days depending on the body type and the strength of the suction.
Cupping therapy has been administered by Acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine Practitioners since ancient times by using heat inside glass or bamboo cups.
Forewarning : The Alchemists don't mess around. We're after those stagnant toxins...avoiding cupping before a hot first-date or wearing that low cut dress is advised...or rock the bruises, they can look tough in the right lighting.