Introduction to Cupping

Cupping is one of the oldest and most effective way of removing toxins from body tissue and organs. Cupping is the practice of applying a partial vacuum by means of heat or suction in one or several bell-shaped vessels (suction cups) to parts of the skin.

Cupping is a safe, non-invasive and inexpensive form of treatment. It is used to alleviate the pain and discomfort arising from disorders of the lungs and other internal organs, muscle spasms, joint pains, and numerous other conditions.

How Does it help?

Cupping causes the tissues beneath the cup to be drawn up and swell, increasing blood flow to the affected area. This enhanced blood flow under the cup draws impurities and toxins away from the nearby tissues and organs towards the surface for elimination. The time the suction cups are left in place varies according to the patient’s age and physical constitution, and the medical disorder being treated.

Cupping acts to draw inflammation and pressure away from the deep organs (Especially the Heart, brains, Liver and Kidney) towards the Skin, this facilitates the healing process. This encourages to strengthen the immune system to maintain the optimum functioning of the body.

Benefits of upping therapy:

  1. Relieve the pain after strenuous workout/strenuous activities or running a marathon - the accumulation of lactic acid in particular tissue tensed the tissue and causes toxicity in the inflamed area
  2. Relive the soreness
  3. Releasing of toxins from the blood tissue and organ
  4. Enhance the immune system
  5. Encourage lymphatic tissue to maintain tissue fluid balance
  6. Reduce muscle imbalance
  7. Correction of posture if due to muscular imbalance
  8. Joint pain

Types of Cupping:

The two main types of cupping: Dry Cupping and Wet Cupping

11 methods of Cupping: In total there are 11 methods of cupping designed to help the practitioner choose the most appropriate cupping method for the patient. 

These methods are:

  • Weak (light) cupping
  • Medium cupping
  • Strong cupping
  • Moving cupping
  • Light moving cupping
  • Needle cupping
  • Moxa (hot needle) cupping
  • Empty (flash) cupping
  • Full (bleeding/wet) cupping
  • Herbal cupping
  • Water cupping

What do marks indicate after Cupping:

Marks left on Skin after Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy has an enhanced effect of all body tissue and organs to enhance their functions, it is also used as a preventive method from developing toxicity inside any tissue in the body.

Sports Benefits:

  • Help to reduce soreness,
  • Removal of accumulated lactic acid.
  • Reducing the adhesion developed in muscle tissue following chronic injuries.
  • Functional training to balance the muscle imbalance.
  • Joint pain.
  • Improving posture and reducing tightness.