Cupping Therapy Oakleigh

People have used cupping for thousands of years to relieve back pain, neck pain, headaches and other difficulties. Cupping therapy includes creating a suction force to pull blood into the skin. Cupping causes bruising and can lead to a skin infection. While research on the advantages of cupping is limited, the treatment risks are low.

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping is an ancient healing treatment that some people use to relieve pain. A provider puts cups on your back, stomach, arms, legs or other parts of your body. Inside the cup, a suction or vacuum force stretches the skin upward.
Cupping is a form of classical Chinese and Middle Eastern medicine. People have repeated cupping therapy for thousands of years.

Cupping Therapy
Cupping

Ancient therapy effective at detoxing the muscles and your soft tissues through improving cellular health.

How does cupping work?

Experts are still searching for how cupping relieves pain and disease symptoms. There isn’t a lot of study on the therapy.
Suction from cupping pulls fluid into the treated area. This suction force increases and breaks open small blood vessels under the skin. Your body treats the cupping area like an injury. It transfers more blood to the site to stimulate the natural healing process. Some people theorize that cupping opens the pores and releases toxins.

Cupping has helped people with the following

  • Painful and sore muscles
  • Chronic muscle stiffness
  • Acute muscle pain
  • Lactic acid build up
  • Scar tissue management
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine headaches
  • Tension type headaches

The British Cupping Society says that cupping therapy is used to treat:

  • Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia
  • Skin problems such as eczema and acne
  • Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • Varicose veins
  • A 2012 Chinese Australian study published that after 135 cases of cupping helped with the above mentioned conditions plus cervical spondylosis and facial paralysis.
  • 2015 Report published in The Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine concluded that cupping helped with acne, herpes zoster and pain management.

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