Cupping is like a very deep tissue massage. Heat or fire creates a vacuum effect inside of a glass cup, which draws the skin up into the cup when placed on the body. The result is a movement of fresh blood to the area, release of toxins, acupuncture point stimulation, increased circulation of blood and lymph, relaxation of tight muscles and reduced inflammation. It often leaves circular red/purple marks (sha) on the area treated. These marks should fade in a few days, but it is very important to keep these areas away from the sun, wind and cold.
What is cupping good for?
- Muscle tension from stress
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Skin disorders
- Gynecological disorders such as cramps and infertility
- Colds and allergies
- Chronic cough & asthma, lung issues