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Do my work honestly,
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Chinese Cupping

Chinese Cupping

Cupping is a traditional therapy that remains favored by millions of people throughout the world because it is a time-honored, safe, comfortable and effective treatment for many health disorders.Cupping is a technique used in traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for certain health conditions.Glass or bamboo cups are placed on the skin with suction, which is believed to influence the flow of both Qi and Blood throughout the body and or meridians.

Benefits

Cupping is a safe, non-invasive,and inexpensive technique. It is used to treat colds, lung infections, and problems in the internal organs.It is also used to treat muscle and joint pain and spasms, particularly in the back.Cupping therapy is thought to stimulate blood circulation.

Origin

Cupping was originally called "horn therapy",but there are also variations adopted in other countries such as Greece, France, Italy, Turkey, Eastern Europe and even as far as South America.Cupping's long history of use in acupuncture practise has been well noted, however, it can be seen as a therapy in its own right.

Description

Cupping is usually performed by introducing heat into a glass cup or similar object and placing it immediately on the skin.The vacuum created produces a suction effect that increases blood circulation to the local area, relaxes muscle tissue and releases the factors causing pain.The effect of this is to encourage the flow of Qi and blood in the area beneath the cup. By moving the Qi and blood, local stagnation can be cleared. The Cupping action on the nervous system is sedating, and clients will often descend into a profound state of relaxation.The compliment of a deep snore is commun! On a deeper therapeutic level, cupping is very beneficial for many conditions such as high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue and chronic headache. Contracted, congested muscle tissue will soften quickly with only a few minutes of masssage cupping.

This method is used to:

  • Relieve Joint Pain
  • Soothe Muscle Injury
  • Alleviate Headaches
  • Reduce Congestion
  • Decrease Infections
  • Remove Built-up Toxins

Cupping causes blood to be drawn to the surface of the skin, red marks, swelling, and circular bruising can appear.These marks will subside with in a few hours or days!

”Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.“ –Chinese Proverb