Traditional Chinese Cupping Therapy – Dr. David Sontag’s Acupuncture and Wellness
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Chinese Cupping Therapy

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Chinese Cupping – A treatment rich in history

Traditional Chinese Cupping therapy is an antiquated type of alternative medicine in which a physician puts unique cups on your skin for a couple of minutes to make suction. People get it for many reasons, to help with chronic pain, swelling, relaxation and other health concerns. 

Cupping therapy is used frequently and complements acupuncture. Suction cups, placed at various points on the body, create a vacuum that draws toxins to the skin’s surface. This stimulates the person’s immune response. The skin is the body’s largest organ and it clears the body toxins quickly and efficiently because it has the richest circulation.

Cupping therapy may be in trend now, yet it’s not new. It goes back to old Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern societies. Books like the Ebbers Papyrus depict how old Egyptians used cupping treatment in 1,550 B.C. 

Cupping therapy helps with the following ailments:

  • bronchial congestion
  • headaches
  • joint pain
  • infections
  • muscle injury
  • muscle revitalization for athletes  
  • general detox

Containers can be made with all types of material:

(Plastic, Bamboo, Glass, Silicon)

The Cupping Therapy Process

A vacuum is created inside the cup by burning a taper for a very short period of time in the cup and then immediately placing the cup down over the selected area. Because the taper flame exhausts all the oxygen in the cup a vacuum is created and this has the effect of “drawing up” the skin beneath the cup. The effect of this is to encourage the flow of Qi and blood in the area beneath the cup. By moving the Qi and blood, local stagnation can be cleared.

Cupping naturally draws blood to the external capillaries of the body and as a result minor weal or bruises may be left after a treatment.

There are two distinct strategies when it comes to Chinese cupping–dry technique and wet technique.

The specialist will put a combustible substance such as liquor, herbs, or paper in a container and set it ablaze. As the fire goes out, he puts the glass inverted on your skin.

As the air inside the container cools, it makes a vacuum. This makes your skin rise and blush as your veins swell. The process takes about 3 minutes.

A more present day form of cupping, the dry technique uses an elastic pump and not flame to make the vacuum inside the container. Sometimes, specialists will use silicone glass containers which can be moved across your skin as a type of massage.

Wet cupping makes a gentle suction by leaving a glass set up for around 3 minutes. The specialist than expels the container and uses a small surgical blade to make tiny cuts on your skin. Next, the therapist does another suction to draw out a little amount of blood.

You may get up to 5 containers in your first session. For the most part, you may very well attempt one to perceive how it goes. It’s uncommon to get more than 7 cups.

After the treatment, you may get an antimicrobial cream and wrap to avert contamination. Your skin ought to look normal again in about a week.

Traditional Chinese Cupping therapy treatment supporters trust that wet measuring expels unsafe substances and poisons from the body for advance recuperation.

Great Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps used traditional Chinese cupping therapy throughout the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

One of the greatest points of attempting a practice like cupping therapy is that this strategy does not represent the danger for unwanted reactions like drug medications or surgery do. Truth be told, there’s truly no drawback to attempt elective practices like cupping since studies indicate they can boost immune system and accelerate recovery time without the utilization of any drugs or even herbs. Here are only some of the benefits cupping has to offer:

The practice is believed to stimulate tissues, uncover tense muscles and stubborn neck pain or back pain. Including brain agonies, immovability, and exhaustion. Some star athletes have been known to utilize cupping treatment to actually improve performance and minimize damage body parts. In other words, helps with joint pain and broken tissue created by injuries. The goals are at weak tissue by putting pressure to annoying zones of inflammation. The tissues get basic supplements and oxygen.

Cupping has been utilized to help with a large group of skin conditions, including skin inflammation and dermatitis. Also, decreasing skin aggravation, reducing herpes breakouts and lessening cellulite. Removing breakouts and minimizing skin swelling without leaving scratches is a particular goal. Cellulite treatment is done by applying an oil. The cups are used to draw and stimulate the animated area along with skin ingredients and oils that been applied.

Acupuncture and cupping are both noticeable approaches to enhance incorporation and lessen side effects from wicked tempered inflammatory bowel disease. This may be because they can take down a patient anxiety response and encourage better intestinal functioning. It may appear to be balancing, yet cupping frequently alleviates physical objections and allows individuals to enter a calmer state since it calms the principal sensory system. This is like needle therapy, which you may expect harms and is uncomfortable. In other words, it appears to bring down most patient anxiety responses and offers protection against tension and discontent.

Chinese Cupping Therapy–low risk, high reward

Cupping therapy treatment may lower the ills of lifelong pain and minor cases too. Some planning is needed before you decide on a specialist and asking questions is a plus. These techniques of cupping must be performed by skilled and qualified cupping therapists.

If you have any questions reach out to Dr. Sontag’s office and we will gladly guide you in the right direction.