About Cupping

Cupping therapy is an old traditional method of placing cups made of glass, bamboo, or other materials on specific areas of the body to treat different conditions. The cups create a suction effect that is used to treat inflammation, increase blood circulation, help with pain, and as a form of massage therapy.

The Difference Between Dry Cupping and Wet Cupping

Complementary and alternative treatments are old traditional methods of treating various conditions and injuries that come from different cultures around the world. Many have been around for thousands of years and are sometimes administered in addition to regular medical treatments. Acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and other methods are very old but still used today.

How Does It Work?

Traditional Cupping with fire

In the traditional method, your therapist will put a flammable substance inside the cup such as paper, alcohol, or herbs, and ignite it briefly. As the fire fades, the cup is placed upside down on your skin. The cup cools, creating a vacuum that raises your skin up into the cup. Shortly after, your skin will redden and the blood vessels will expand. The cup is left in place for about three minutes.

Modern Cupping

Modern methods will use vacuum pumps instead of flammables to produce the cupping effect. You might just get one cup on your first session, but treatment usually involves 3-5 cups. 

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