If you have ever heard of cupping therapy and wondered what it is or how it can help you, here are 8 reasons to start with.
Cupping is a form of ancient Chinese treatment which was also used by the ancient Egyptians. Cupping stimulates life force energy through meridians in the body. Cupping is also called Hijama.
Cups used in Hijama are made of plastic or bamboo, but mostly glass. Before the treatment starts, oil is applied to the skin of the patient to help the cups glide during treatment.
How does Hijama or Cupping work?
A cloth soaked in alcohol is lit with fire and inserted into the cup to remove the air out of the cup and create a vacuum. Cups are then immediately placed on top of meridian lines (found on your back) or on any other treatment area on the patient's body. The vacuum causes the cup to suck the skin into it. The resulting suction pulls the blood deep down to the surface of the body. The improved blood and energy flow due to this results in healing.
Benefits of Cupping
1. Faster Pain Relief
Cupping can relieve pains due to arthritis, lower back pain etc. Other forms of pain that can be effectively treated with Cupping include headache, migraine, dental pain, muscle pain, sciatica etc.
With arthritis, cupping is done with the concerned joints. Cupping increases blood circulation and mobility, therefore it is an effective treatment for conditions like rheumatism, lumbago, stiff neck and shoulders.
2. Get Rid of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In our fast-paced world, there is little time for rest and rejuvenation. Even if we find the time to take physical rest, we are mentally overloaded with digital distractions like smartphones, laptops etc.
All of this can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome. This can be a long-standing form of fatigue. Hijama or cupping is an effective treatment for this condition.
3. Relief from Lung Diseases
Cupping is an effective treatment for lung diseases like chronic cough, asthma, bronchial congestion, and pleurisy.
4. Keeping the Skin Healthy
Often the health of your skin directly reflects what is happening inside your body. Cupping improves the skin blood flow and thereby increasing the supply of oxygen and essential nutrients required for healthy skin. It is also helpful in reducing the recurrence of acne and other skin diseases like eczema, cellulite etc. Cupping therapy also helps to expand the blood vessels to facilitate blood flow and also remove toxic substances from the skin surface.
5. Relieving Digestive Problems
Cupping helps to relieve digestive problems caused due to chronic stress, malnutrition or immune system response.
6. Healing Urinary Diseases
Cupping therapy can be used for the treatment of urinary diseases like kidney stones, urine retention, and abscess. Urine retention is treated by applying the cups to the lumbar region.
7. A Way of Relaxation
Cupping also acts as a form of massage that provides relaxation. The energy and blood flow created due to cupping is a good form of relaxation.
8. Faster healing
Strategically using cupping can increase the blood flow to specific areas that need healing. The increased blood and energy flow will lead to faster healing.
For most people cupping therapy is a really great experience. There are countless health benefits for cupping. Also, it can be a very relaxing and relieving experience.
If you are interested in Cupping therapy, Rejuv Medspa is a great place to have your first experience. You will be given a cupping therapy treatment that is specific to your needs. Call to schedule an appointment.