Alleviate pain and treat many health conditions including the common cold with this safe traditional Chinese medical treatment.
Cupping is one of the most popular treatments in Chinese Medicine. It originated in China and is still used in many parts of Europe including Turkey, Greece, France and Italy. It removes wind, cold or damp that is trapped in the body and helps Qi or blood that is ‘stagnant ‘or not moving, to flow freely again.
It temporarily leaves a red or purple mark on the skin. That is a good sign and it indicates that a pathogen is cleared from the body. The cups are made from bamboo, glass or pottery. The glass or pottery jars are more powerful in suction so are quite often used in practices.
Cupping will often be used for wind-dampness syndrome, obstructive syndrome, and numbness of the limbs, acute sprain, common cold, stomach-ache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and some external diseases.
When each cup is applied a vacuum is created inside it by placing a lighted taper quickly in the cup and removing it. The cup is then place in position. The vacuum inside the cup creates suction and gently draws Qi and Blood to the surface allowing the release of any blocked pathogens.
Yes, as long as it is used by a fully qualified practitioner. Because a lighted taper is used when carrying out the treatment, the practitioner is trained to ensure the he or she performs the technique safely.
When carried out by a licensed practitioner cupping is a safe treatment. You could experience slight discomfort during the treatment, but cupping should not be painful. Increased fatigue or mild flu-like symptoms following your treatment are possible but they should subside within a few hours.