Cupping Therapy: a Health beneficial treatment
Herbal Medicine and Cupping Therapy Clinic, F 36, DB Gupta Market, Karol bagh, New Delhi, M 8287833547
What is Cupping Therapy?
Cupping is a therapy technique that we use in clinic alongside other hands on therapies. In its simplest description, cupping draws blood from the intramuscular tissues up to the skin layers which enables healing.
Cups come in lots of varied sizes and shapes to contour around our bony landmarks like our spine, shoulder blades and knee joints. It is used to help stretch fascia (the sausage skin of our body) and muscle tissue. As we age, we have an increase of muscle breakdown and increase of adhesions in fascia so cupping therapy can be used to keep these structures mobile and healthy.
What happens once the cup is placed?
Once the cup is placed with suction (using a suction gun), the tissue is stretched leaving room for the area to be flooded with fresh blood. As the area is flooded with blood, stagnated, or old, blood is drawn to the surface within the skin layers. This old blood is dark coloured and is what gives you the ‘hickey like’ marks that you see in photos of cupping. It can sting initially when the cup is applied and stretches the tissue, but this can be managed by adjusting the suction. After this settles down, the treatment should be painless. The goal is with regular cupping, that the amount of stagnated blood will be less as the body is healthier generally and can regenerate an area well.
“Cupping is performed by applying cups to selected skin points and creating a subatmospheric pressure, either by heat or by suction.”
Types of Cupping
“Wet” cupping is a popular treatment in Arabic and Islamic cultures and traditional medicine. It involves puncturing the skin with a sterile lancet or scalpel. Often suction is applied to the clean skin for a short time, then the cups are removed and the skin is punctured or scored before re-applying the cups. The suction force of the cups draws blood out of the skin.
“Dry” cupping leaves the skin intact. In Traditional Chinese Medicine cupping can be stationary or gliding. In stationary cupping the cups are placed over specific acupuncture points and left in place for 10-15 minutes. The gliding style uses oil on the skin as a lubricant and the cups are moved along the meridians.
Traditional stationary cupping is all about improving blood flow and drawing metabolites and stagnant blood out of muscle tissue. Moving cupping has become popular in sports therapy where it has been modified into a technique called myofascial cupping which releases the fascia around muscles and helps achieve a type of stretch on the muscle tissue to release overly tense muscle fibers.
Cupping Therapy benefits:
Detoxification of body, remove toxic and dead blood from body
High blood pressure
Anxiety and depression
Encourages blood flow
Relives back and neck pain
Fatigue, skin diseases, improve face glow and hair problems
Reduces and even reverses cellulite
Side Effects of cupping:
Bruised Skin (the popular circular pattern)
Dr. Izharul Hasan is a prominent specialist known for his dedicated services from past 15 years. He owns a clinic Herbal Medicine and Cupping Therapy, F 36 DB Gupta Market, Karol bagh, New Delhi where you can get pioneering options of Cupping Therapy, PRP and Mesotherapy treatment for pain management, face and hair in Delhi, India. Dr. Izharul Hasan knows the secrets of anti-aging, the insider tips and tricks on how to achieve healthy, beautiful radiant skin and everything in between. We hope that you have found the information contained in this post interesting. There are a lot more posts on the variety of services and conditions we treat and offer at our clinic. You may still have some questions, so, why not get in touch with us. We will be happy to discuss these with you.