This is an ancient heat therapy, which applies bell-shaped cups to the skin.
These create a vacuum to warm the affected area and draw new blood and Qi (vital energy) into the affected area thereby improving the condition and persons circulation.
Cupping is a Chinese Medicine technique that has been used for centuries for many different conditions, it is now hitting the mainstream here in the West due to it’s numerous health benefits. Over the years I have found that I use cupping as an add on therapy to Acupuncture. I have regulars that do not like needles so cupping on it’s own offers a great alternative treatment. Conditions that work well for cupping include:
- Tight/Stiff Muscles
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Respiratory Conditions (Asthma, Bronchitis)