Cupping therapy is an ancient healing practice that has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern medicine. The therapy involves placing cups on the skin to create a suction force that pulls the skin upward.
This ancient treatment technique has gained popularity in the Western world as an alternative or complementary treatment for physiotherapy.
A growing body of research suggests that cupping therapy may be effective for treating pain, reducing inflammation, and improving blood circulation. Cupping therapy also helpful for relieving muscle soreness after exercise.
Cupping works by creating suction on the skin which draws fluid into the treated area. The pressure from the cupping can break open small blood vessels (capillaries) and your body will then treat the area like it would an injury by sending more blood to aid in natural healing process.
Research also suggests that cupping may cleanse the body by stimulating both a local and systemic immune response.
How Does Cupping Work?
Cupping has been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, especially those that lead to muscle aches and pains.
Cupping therapy may also be helpful for treating conditions such as:
What Conditions Do Cupping Treat?
Lower back pain
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