Cupping & Who It Is For? - NATRAHEA 康愈源

Cupping & Who It Is For?

What is Cupping Treatment?
Originating as early as 300AD, this ancient Chinese procedure refers to the technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices to disperse stagnant or congested qi or energy. The old Chinese medical adage believes that pain results from congestion, stagnation, and blockage of qi. Chinese cupping breaks up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.

How It Works
There are numerous ways a practitioner may perform cupping. One common method involves swabbing a small quantity of alcohol onto the bottom of the cup and lighting it before placing the cup onto the skin. Another suction method involves placing an inverted cup over a small flame, or first lighting a pad over the skin before placing an empty cup over the flame to extinguish it. Once suctioned, the cups will be left in place for about 10 minutes.  

Cupping Methods
Common cupping methods include:

– Stationary cupping
– Gliding cupping
– Fire cupping
– Cupping with acupuncture
– Cupping with Chiropractic

Cupping has proven to be effective in the treatment of the following conditions:

– Muscle aches and rheumatism
– Flu
– Weight management
– For general health


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