History of Cupping Therapy
In China, the earliest use of cupping is known to be from the famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281–341 A.D.) For over 3,000 years, the holistic therapy has been typically used with the belief that using the technique brings about a detoxification effect of the internal organs due to exposure to earthly toxins.
Proponents claim the suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force. Many Taoists believe that cupping helps balance yin and yang, or the negative and positive, within the body.
Restoring balance between these two extremes is thought to help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.
The Philosophy Behind Pain and Cupping.
“Where there’s stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.”
If pain is the essence of disease, then suffering is a result of obstructed or irregular flow in the body. Chinese cupping is therefore a method of breaking up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.
What Is Cupping Therapy?
This amazing therapy is revolutionizing the way we look at detox, healthy weight loss, cellulite reduction and body sculpting. The results are phenomenal, immediate and long lasting.
The vacuum therapy is a safe, highly effective and non invasive treatment to open and drain the lymphatic system, It involves placing cups on the skin to create a suction. The suction helps promote healing and helps circulation by cleansing the body through the organs.
This relieves toxins from the body, helps with muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair to aid in fat reduction. It also helps form new connective tissues by eliminating scar tissue and creating new blood vessels in the tissue helping to reduce cellulite.
What are the benefits of cupping?
Cupping has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It is particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains, because of better flow of the circulatory system. The technique also affects the digestive system, a few benefits include a stronger digestion, improved metabolism, healthier appetite, and fat cell and cellulite reduction.
Recent research shows that cupping treatments can help to alleviate onset of obesity. Subjects experience a reduction of body weight, body mass index and body fat percentage on all counts.
cupping has become an increasingly popular form of holistic therapy treatment
with amazing weight loss and fat reduction benefits. With cupping therapy, you
can actually restore metabolic functions in your body through completely
Cupping and fat loss
Cupping improves your metabolism by removing stagnation in your blood. As we age, our circulatory system weakens, which interferes with the movement of blood. Stagnating blood interferes with the delivery of fresh blood to cells, tissues and organs. Over time, this causes them to become metabolically more inefficient.
Cupping therapy loosens up connective tissue and opens up capillaries, allowing newly oxygenated blood to pour into the area of application. This helps your cells grow, repair and in the process accelerate your metabolism.
At the same time, this process flushes out the stagnated blood through the lymphatic system, carrying waste and ruptured fat cells along with it.
What makes cupping so special is that it can affect tissues up to four inches beneath the skin! This makes it one of the best deep-tissue therapies available, since it can even remove visceral fat nestled around your internal organs.
Cupping for skin repair
Cupping gently pulls skin up and away from fascia tissue that may have formed in deeper layers of the skin. The vacuum effect stimulates blood flow which in turn oxygenates the muscles, provides nutrients, and help break down and relive the skin tissue of knots and abnormalities such as cellulite.
While improving oil absorption and smoothness of the skin cupping also provides top notch anti-aging benefits such as repairing and strengthening the skin and connective tissue, stimulating cell response for collagen production, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brightening and evening skin complexion and toning the skin.
Cupping for Body Contouring
Body contouring with negative pressure cupping is an ideal alternative to other invasive techniques, this therapy has proven to be incredibly effective approaches to body contouring. Body
using cupping therapy will provide an invigorating experience while smoothing
out imperfections and producing a healthier feel and look.
What should I expect during a cupping treatment?
During a modern dry gliding cupping treatment, a silicone cup is placed on the skin with massage oil. This cup creates a vacuum that draws the skin and muscle upward into the cup. Once the suction has occurred, the cups can be gently moved across the skin.
Cupping is creating a “negative pressure” massage, rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. The advantage of this is that blood is drawn to the area, increasing circulation and reducing inflammation.
The suction cup pulls blood to the surface of the skin and increases blood flow. This increase of blood flow has a purifying effect on the tissues and can stimulate the release of tension and inflammation
There aren’t many side effects associated with cupping. The side effects you may experience will typically occur during your treatment or immediately after. You may feel lightheaded or dizzy during your treatment, sweating and nausea are normal. Due to detoxification of the bodies systems. After treatment, the skin around the rim of the cup may become irritated and marked in a circular pattern, at times bruising occurs.