Cupping

Cupping uses glass cups to increase circulation  to the superficial layers of the body.

Chinese Medicine is based on the regulation of the body fluids flowing in a rhythmic pattern around the body to keep all the organs and tissues nourished thereby maintaining optimum health.

As the body has many levels within its system certain modalities are used when a particularly area is dis-eased. Cupping then is utilized when the body’s upper layer fluids of the muscle and skin are damaged or blocked by:

  • Trauma e.g. sport injuries, falls or excessive over of the muscles
  • External pathogens e.g. bacteria or virus infections, common cold, flu, sinuses
  • Skin Infections e.g. boils
  • Respiratory disorders e.g. asthma
  • Joint problems e.g. arthritis
  • Cosmetic e.g. cellulite, pigmentation
  • Digestive disorders

The skin is the largest organ of the body and it is our first line of defence against external invasion such as outlined above. Along with this it controls body temperature and is the main sense organ. Therefore it is vital to the rhythmic flow of the body fluids.

Cupping therefore regulates this flow and bring back the body’s balance.

Cupping can be used on any area of the body and can be stationary or moving as well as wet or dry.

STATIONARY CUPPING

Cups are placed on the skin and left to draw stagnation from the body tissues

  • Upper back: common cold, muscle pain, respiratory disorders
  • Middle back: muscle pain and digestive disorders
  • Lower back: muscle pain and reproduction disorders
  • Abdomen: weight loss, digestive disorders, fluid retention
  • Face: headaches, sinuses, cosmetic

SLIDING CUPS

A single cup is moved over the skin to break up local stagnation in the tissues

  •  Muscle pain, cellulite, fluid retention

FLASH CUPPING

Cups are placed on the skin and removed immediately to bring blood to the surface without draining the body energies

  • Muscle pain with weakness of the tissues

WET CUPPING

Stationary cupping where blood and lymph fluid breaks through the skin to release toxins in the skin

  • Boils
  • Asthma
  • Local stagnation of blood (pain)

Cupping has been used in the home for centuries by the Asian and European people for the common cold and aches and pains.

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