Cupping is a technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
When the cups are applied to the body, suction is created. The suction from cupping aids in breaking up blood stagnation in the muscles. Lactic acid, cellular debris and old cells can get stuck in the myofascial tissue (muscle fibers). This is what creates knots, tightness and soreness in the muscles.
The suction from cupping aids in breaking up the stagnant blood in the muscles and brings healthy blood and extra oxygen to the area in order to relieve pain and stagnation. By treating the affected areas, toxins are able to dissipate and healthy Qi and blood are able to flow.
Cupping is also used for conditions of the lungs such as asthma, congestion, bronchitis and even smoker’s cough. It is also helpful with arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders and menstrual pain.
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