Cupping therapy has been a common health-improving treatment since 3000 B.C.
This method boosts blood circulation and directs blood to the body areas it has difficulties to reach. The cups such the skin and release the tissue underneath, by wrapping around the muscles.
Namely, the small glass cups are heated, and they are placed on the skin. After some time, the vacuum is released by pulling out the cups, and this relaxes the muscles and boosts the blood flow.
Here are 9 excellent reasons to try this beneficial therapy:
It detoxifies the body
The accumulation of toxins in the body causes poor circulation. This treatment eliminates toxins and dead skin cells, and thus naturally cleanses the body.
It relieves pain
Cupping reduces pain, even if it is due to cancer, by stimulating the soft tissue and supplying oxygen and nutrients. The pressure and heat soothe the injury and thus treat the ache.
It heals injuries and treats inflammation
Cupping reduces inflammation and accelerates the healing of injuries.
It relieves cold, allergy and cough symptoms
Cupping stimulates the elimination of phlegm from the lungs and other organs, soothes coughs, colds, and allergies, and boosts the flow of the lymphatic and blood fluids throughout the body, which strengthens the immune system.
It relieves digestive disorders
Cupping relieves stress, treats appetite loss, water retention, stomach pain, acute gastritis, IBS, gastrointestinal diseases, etc.
It promotes relaxation
Chronic stress leads to stiffness in the body, and this therapy is one of the best ways to relax and calm the body.
It treats carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a result of the disabled key nerve and the loss of the function of the hand, which in turn causes numbness. Yet, scientists have found that cupping temporarily relieves the pain.
It provides an anti-aging effect
Aging leads to poor circulation, muscle loss, and the occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles. However, cupping supplies the tissues and muscles with the needed nutrients and oxygen and thus boosts the collagen production and prevents age-related issues.
It improves skin-related conditions
This treatment has been found to fight eczema and acne, reduce cellulite, lessen herpes breakouts, and soothe skin inflammation.