Cupping therapy increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed.
This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair.
It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
Cupping for the lungs can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve.
Cupping detoxifying effect on skin and circulatory system is also significant, with a visible improvement in skin color after three to five treatments.
Cupping removes toxins and improves blood flow through the veins and arteries. Especially useful for athletes is cupping’s potential to relieve muscle spasms.
Cupping also affects the digestive system. A few benefits include an improved metabolism, relief from constipation, a healthy appetite, and stronger digestion.
A 2015 report published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine noted cupping as an effective alternative method of treating acne, pain, facial paralysis, cervical spondylosis, and herpes zoster.
As health practitioners and researchers continue to study the benefits of cupping, this traditional alternative care technique will gain further acceptance and wider practice across holistic healthcare centers in the U.S. as an effective treatment for a wide variety of ailments.
Pain results from the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of vital energy, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm, and blood. If pain is the essence of disease, then suffering is a result of obstructed or irregular flow in the body. cupping therapy is therefore a method of breaking up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.