What are the types of cupping?
Cupping can be done using the following methods:
Here, special cups are warmed and placed on the skin to create suction. As air under the cup cools, a vacuum is created underneath that pulls the muscle tissue, drawing blood and other fluids towards the stretched skin. This is known as dry cupping. Sometimes only the rim of the cup is warmed, while in other cases, the entire cup is inverted over the flame.
The cups are kept on the skin for some time to create a mild suction. Then they are removed, and tiny cuts are made on the skin using a scalpel. Next, another suction is created to draw out some blood. Afterward, antibiotic ointment is applied to the site and covered with a bandage to heal the treated area. Wet cupping can remove harmful toxins from the body and quicken the healing process.
In this case, a small pump is used to suck out oxygen from the cups, made from plastic or silicon, as they are placed on the skin to create suction.
Here, the cups are applied to the skin and kept in position for some time. Then they are moved around in a gliding motion that massages the skin.
What are the benefits of cupping?
According to the supporters, the pull action created by the suction force helps the flow of energy or life force in the body by removing blockages. Cupping can help maintain the energy balance in the body and improve blood flow, reducing pain.
Cupping can significantly reduce pain when paired with regular chiropractic care, while spinal adjustments can directly address musculoskeletal issues.
Cupping is similar to acupuncture and massage therapy as it provides pain relief and can be an excellent complementary treatment to chiropractic care.
Some of the benefits of cupping are:
Reduces pain and inflammation
Purifies skin and eliminates skin toxins
Improves joint elasticity by assisting the flow of synovial fluids
Benefits the nervous system
Cupping therapy can be used to treat:
High blood pressure and blood irregularities like anemia
Arthritis and fibromyalgia
Migraines, anxiety, and depression issues
Skin problems like acne and eczema
Injuries, such as a sports injury, work injury, or auto injury