Cupping Therapy

You may often have wondered what those perfectly circular “bruises” are found on the back of celebrities wearing their newly design backless gowns at some public performance. The “bruises” are actually the result, yes conscious result, of an ancient Chinese therapy called Cupping Therapy. You may find earlier that our famous celebrity enjoyed this often misunderstood medical therapy.

Cupping Therapy has been practised for thousands of years as part of Chinese medicine and is usually combined with Tuina Chinese medical acupressure massage. According to the theory that underpins traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that illness or disharmony, such as stress and pain can be caused by stagnation of blockage of Qi (vital energy), Blood and lymph fluids. Back pain that is caused by bad posture means that your Qi (vital energy) and Blood can’t flow properly through that area and begin to stagnate, as in bruise.

Cupping Therapy is applied to stimulate movement of Qi (vital energy) and Blood and to facilitate healing by promoting the smooth flowing of your essential fluids. It is used to treat all kinds of muscle pain, stress, and to help clear congestion after a cold or flu. The Cupping therapy involves creating a vacuum in several cups and applying them to the skin. This causes a suction sensation which stimulates energy and fluid flow and eliminates toxins. The practitioner can also “run” the cups over a portion of large muscle which is a very relaxing sensation. You are usually left with some painless marks “bruises” but they disappear within a week. Regular results are an immediate relief of pain and stress. The treatment is especially powerful when combined with Tuina Chinese medical acupressure massage. Original Article