By Harry Wagner – Chiropractor
What is it?
Cupping therapy, also known as dry cupping or vacuum cupping is a form of myofascial treatment where practitioners place either plastic or glass therapeutic cups on a given area of the body. The cup is applied in such a manner that it creates a negative pressure within the cup which causes an increase in blood flow to the affected area.
● Improved blood flow
● Reduced pain and inflammation
● Relaxation and overall well being
● Improved lymphatic drainage
Cupping is a very low risk therapy. You may feel some discomfort underneath the cup while it’s applied or while it’s being removed. Mild lightheadedness from altered blood flow and sweating have also been reported. Cupping in the majority of cases will leave a red circle on the skin for several days.
How was it developed?
Cupping was originally developed by using animal horns as a means of draining fluids from the body. It was believed that by using animal horns people were able to rid themselves and each other of toxins in the blood or help move blood to a different part of the body. A match or fire would be placed inside the horn then applied to the body to stimulate body flow or blood drainage.
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