Cupping is a kind of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow because of movement of fascia.
Proponents also claim the suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force. A famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong, reportedly first practiced cupping. He lived from A.D. 281 to 341.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
People use cupping to complement their care for a host of issues and conditions. We at C7Physio Healthcare have certified therapist for the usage of cupping. We believe in original concept of cupping and use it purely for muscle relaxation only but enhancing blood circulation. With muscle relaxation we achieve body mobility as well as as decreased pain.
Cupping was originally performed using animal horns. Later, the “cups” were made from bamboo and then ceramic. The suction was primarily created through the use of heat. The cups were originally heated with fire and then applied to the skin. As they cooled, the cups drew the skin inside.
Modern cupping is often performed using glass cups that are rounded like balls and open on one end.
There are two main categories of cupping performed today:
We ONLY use DRY Cupping method. Both Static and Dynamic methods.
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During a cupping treatment, a cup is placed on the skin and then heated or suctioned onto the skin.
With dry cupping, the cup is set in place for a set time, usually between 5 and 10 minutes. With wet cupping, cups are usually only in place for a few minutes before the practitioner removes the cup and makes a small incision to draw blood.
After the cups are removed, the practitioner may cover the previously cupped areas with ointment and bandages. This helps prevent infection. Any mild bruising or other marks usually go away within 10 days of the session.
Cupping is a long-practiced treatment that may help ease the symptoms of both temporary and chronic health conditions.
As with many alternative therapies, keep in mind that there haven’t been extensive studies performed without bias to fully assess its true effectiveness.
If you choose to try cupping, consider using it as a complement to your current doctor visits, not a substitute.
Here are some things to consider before beginning cupping therapy:
Before beginning any alternative therapy, remember to let your doctor know that you’re planning to incorporate it into your treatment plan.
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The areas for which we provide cupping are: shoulder, neck, back, Hips, and arms only.
For full-body Cupping please contact us before booking.
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