From back pain to muscle soreness even headaches Doctors say Medical cupping therapy and cupping massage can be used to alleviate pain. Cupping is an ancient vacuum type of therapy within where they would take a glass cup and light a fire under there and create a vacuum under there and then the skin would rise up, as it releases any muscle tension. That 15-minute pressure is painless for the patient feeling similar to a massage it's very relaxing it all feels like a massage, it feels very good but it's like having a deeper massage, instead of pushing the tissue in it pulls the tissue out.
The suction cup first attaches to the area of pain on the body and then moves around redirecting the pain away from that area depending on the problem a patient may need multiple sessions to alleviate the pain. Muscle tension, headaches sometimes people have issues and believe it or not it's great for people that have chronic constipation. It works by expanding the capillaries and increasing the amount of fluid entering and leaving the tissues.
While a single cupping session won’t automatically turn you into the most-decorated Olympic swimmer of all time, it’s believed to come with a host of healthy side effects.
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.
Increasing Lymphatic Output
Doing so can kick the immune system into gear while also increasing the production of white blood cells. Lymph Drainage Massage provides the following additional benefits: –Increased flow of lymph fluid, meaning improved ability to detoxify tissue and ward off infection
Potential side effects of cupping therapy?
Cupping frequently causes marks on the skin. This is due to bringing blood to the surface, similar to a bruise. For patients with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia or who are being treated with anticoagulants, cupping may not be the best treatment option. People with these conditions should discuss the pros and cons of treatment with their acupuncturist or doctor before receiving cupping therapy. Cupping therapy should not be performed on skin sites with active inflammation, burns, infection, or open wounds. Some discomfort can occur but should not be considered a side effect. Moderate, temporary discomfort is expected as stagnation is removed and connective tissue and muscles are loosened.