What is Cupping Therapy?
Most of china used cupping therapy to benefit the well-being and to refreshing the blood flow. Cupping therapy is an ancient medical therapy that originated in China. However, today cupping therapy is mostly used as pain-releasing therapy. Not only it helps people to relax, but it also refreshes blood flow and well-being.
Types Of Cupping therapy
There 10 types of methods used worldwide. But mainly divided into two types.
1. Dry Cupping therapy
2. Wet Cupping therapy
Dry Cupping therapy
Dry Cupping is the regular method, and it is done only with suction therapies.
Wet Cupping therapy
Wet therapy use different suctions regulated with medical bleeding.
How Cupping Therapy works?
Both cupping methods are done in the same way and are different only in the bleeding part. For Cupping therapy, a special cup is used for suction. In the past, these cups were made in animal hones or Ceramics. But now these cups available in,
In Cupping, the therapist uses a Flammable substance for making a small fire in these cups. Most therapist use,
The therapist put Flammable substances and making a fire on the cup section. When a fire starts, it quickly turns upside down your body (Skin). In a few seconds, the burning ends, and the air begins to cool. This creates a vacuum inside the cup, and the skin moves into the cup. Then your skin is red inside the cups because blood vessels respond to the pressure. This is kept for only 3-10 minutes.
What are the Cupping therapy benefits?
Most cupping therapy benefits are still not proven scientifically because of a lack of research papers targetting cupping therapies. But it doesn’t mean that cupping therapy is not a valued treatment. Around the world, most famous stars, Athletes, fashion models, and many more people say about the positive benefits of cupping therapies.
These warrant the quality and value of cupping treatments.
- Chronic muscle pain recovery
Cupping gives extraordinary benefits for chronic muscle tightness. Expert confirms. Cupping gives speed recovery as compared to general massages. Now cupping is a trending treatment globally due to multiple benefits. People in the community use the cupping method, and most famous athletes and swimmers use it to recover their chronic muscle pains. They are used for speedy recoveries because they increase blood circulation in the body.
Due to Cupping, blood flow quickly circulates all over your body and help:
I)Re-opening the Blood vessels
II) Refresh your blood flow
III) Boost and quickly removing toxic from Your Muscles.
After cupping, your skin boosts blood flow and increases blood circulation. As a result, of it together, lymphatic systems and tissues start removing toxins from your body.
It also has amazing benefits in reducing depression and anxiety. When cups are placed on your skin, they pick up your skin smoothly, and a few seconds later, the therapist glee the cups around your skin. This exercise helps to boot your parasympathetic nervous systems.
The parasympathetic nervous systems play a major role in providing deep relaxation and give you better control over your heart rate.
- Reduce the scar marks on the body
There is no doubt that Cupping helps in scar reduction as it improves blood flow towards the skin.
What are the side effects of Cupping therapy?
Side effects are mainly based on the top layers of the skin. So most side effects are direct effects on the skin.
- Skin color changing
Due to fire present in the hot cups, skin tingles in the cupping areas. After a few days, these burning scars are shown as pink round cycles. Normally these round scars disappear in nearly three weeks.
But sometimes rarely these scars do not disappear, and skin color changes near the cupping areas. This mainly happens due to poor professional techniques. Always choose a professional to perform cupping.
- Skin Infections
In wet Cupping, around the Cupping position, a small cut is made to the skin for bleeding. If not properly covered with bandages and medicine, these bleeding skin cuts may become a path to infection.
* If Some have a skin infection like Psoriasis, they need to be careful. Your skin infections can be worsened.
- High-Level Bleeding
Some people’s skin is highly sensitive and bleeds easily. These people need to be careful when doing wet Cupping.Not only that sometimes it may cause:
**Pregnant women, Children, Adults are advised to be aware of Cupping.
Due to Pregnancy cycles, don’t do the cupping therapy.
Children and Adults.
Children and Adults have low immunity levels.
So after cupping, pains, bleeding, cuts, and scars may not recover very well or can be worsened. So children and young adults are advised not to use cupping treatments.
What should you not do after cupping? Cupping after-care
End of the cupping therapy session, your therapist gives advice about dos and don’t s after cupping.
- Don’t shower immediately.
After cupping, don’t get a shower immediately. Because after cupping your skin, pores are opened near the cupping areas. The skin area will be more sensitive than usual.
- Avoid Sitting In Front of Windy Places.
Cupping therapy is a very sensitive treatment method. Always Cupping open the skin pore and channels. It can help the outside infection to easily get inside your body.
- Avoid the Exercise after Cupping
When you finished the Cupping, don’t do any exercise immediately like stretching, walking, yoga, or any other exercise. It may sound very dangerous.
- Stay hydrated
After cupping, the most important thing you need to do is stay hydrated. Not only that, you need to drink before cupping therapy, and after the Cupping for at least one to two days, you need to drink more water. It helps you to flush out the toxin from your body easily during cupping therapy. Use room temperature water for drinking. It is the best drink to be a hydrate.
- Eat Something Before Your Treatment
Before treatment, get a good meal, and after cupping treatment, get a snack. It’s good for you.
- Healing and reduce any discomfort
If your Cupping marks are darker or if you feel discomfort, use Cream, massaging gel, or oil, or you can use the natural Aloe Vera gel to healing and reducing any discomforts.
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