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What is cupping therapy, and how does it work?

If you keep a tap on social media, then you might have noticed many celebrities choosing cupping therapy either for relaxation or as an alternative medicine for fighting stress, muscle ache, or pain. While for these issues, many people consider getting a massage, taking a hot bath, stretching, or trying deep breathing/meditation, Cupping Massage San Antonio is still emerging to be the trendiest treatment of all to facilitate healing.

Cupping therapy might be trending right now, but it's not new. This medicinal alternative dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the ancient medical textbooks, 'The Ebers Papyrus,' describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1550 B.C.

What is cupping therapy?

Cupping therapy is an alternative medicinal therapy that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. This suction facilitates improving the flow of energy in the body and promotes healing. Today, cupping therapy is offered as a treatment by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to the proponents, suction helps facilitate the flow of ‘qi' (life force) in the body. It is often believed that cupping therapy helps balance the negative and positive within the body. Be it back pain, neck pain, headache, or any other problem, cupping therapy has been widely used as a healing method for thousands of years.

How does cupping therapy work?

The cupping therapy involves using cups to create suction on the skin. This suction draws fluids into the treated area. This suction force expands and breaks open tiny blood vessels under the skin. It helps send more blood to the area to stimulate natural healing. Some believe that cupping helps clear the pores and releases toxins.

What does cupping therapy treat?

Most people prefer cupping therapy to treat pain-causing conditions. While some people also say it helps with chronic health issues. Simply put, cupping therapy may ease the symptoms of:

  • Arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain.
  • Breathing problems, such as asthma.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel disease (IBD).
  • Headaches and migraines.
  • High Blood Pressure (hypertension).

Benefits of cupping therapy

Miracle cupping therapy is associated with many benefits that help people keep stress and health problems at bay.

  • Cupping therapy helps minimize pain and inflammation.
  • Enhances blood circulation
  • The best treatment for relaxation, well-being, and deep tissue massage.
  • It's a safe, non-invasive, and inexpensive treatment.
  • Rejuvenates body organs.
  • It facilitates the healing process and strengthens the immune system.
Apart from this, cupping therapy is widely used to treat:
  • Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia.
  • Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Skin problems: eczema and acne
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraines, anxiety, and depression
  • Varicose veins