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What is Cupping and How Does It Work?

Cupping is a form of therapy that has been used for thousands of years in Asia counties to treat and prevent illness. The technique uses small cups with the heat of a flame that creates a suction onto the skin. While cups are moving or staying in a specific area, they disperse the Qi (Vital Energy) stagnation and break up stagnant blood in the area. It helps bring a healthy flow of Qi (vital energy) and fresh blood to boost the healing process.

What are the benefits of cupping?

Specialists can use cupping to target problematic areas and help guide your body to quickly recover. Cupping is known to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle tightness. It also increases blood flow and promotes lymphatic drainage and the drainage of toxins and swelling. Additionally, cupping can help boost your immune system. Cupping also can address other forms of problems, such as the following:

  • Neck/Shoulder Tension and Pain
  • Chronic and Acute Back Pain
  • Migraines or Tension
  • Headache
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Gynecological Disorders
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Cellulite Removal
  • What are the side effects of Cupping?

    Most patients enjoy cupping and feel relaxed during their treatment. Mild, temporary bruising is common, leaving “cupping marks,” but usually dissipates within a few days. However, color indicates the severity of stagnation. The darker the color is, the higher the level of stagnation in the region. In the case of a dark-colored mark, it can last up to 2 weeks to disappear.

    How Cupping Helps with Fertility

    For fertility patients, cupping may be used on the lower abdominal region to clear Qi & blood stagnation and nourish the reproductive organs. Cupping can also be used in other regions where acupuncture points are to boost fertility. Fire cupping with a warming effect helps prepare the warm uterus in preconception care. Cupping on the shoulder and back will bring relaxation if the pain is caused by stress. In conjunction with fertility acupuncture and fertility massage, it can optimize your fertility outcome.

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