All you need to know about Cupping therapy

All you need to know about Cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is a hot trend for pain relief. However, if you've never heard of this treatment before, it's time to get your facts straight and learn what cupping therapy can do for you. The article will go into detail about what you should know and expect from this type of treatment, so if you are considering it, feel free to read on!

What does Cupping therapy do?

Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine therapy. It can be helpful for pain relief, sports injuries, and postural problems. The aim of cupping therapy is to improve the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid by creating suction on the skin without harming it. Cupping may also release tightness and tension in the muscles and connective tissues.

How does cupping therapy work?

On the physical level, cupping works by creating a vacuum within a cup. The skin and muscles are sucked up into the cup as it creates suction. When you release this negative pressure, any small blood vessels which were drawn to the surface of your skin will burst and spill their contents into surrounding tissues. This causes an inflammatory response, which is part of your body's natural healing process. Inflammation involves increased blood flow and fluid production, tissue growth and scarring, heat, swelling and redness. 

What is cupping used for

The uses of cupping therapy include:

  • Relieve muscle tension and strenuous exercise pains 
  • Boost immune system 
  • Treat respiratory problems, migraines, insomnia, and allergies 
  • Improve blood circulation 
  •  helps with the causes of shingles.
  • Support the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms 
  • Relieve postural problems

Find your cupping therapy in Davie to get relief through this natural therapy.

How to Prepare for a Cupping Session

Before cupping therapy, patients should do some stretching exercises. Women who are pregnant or menstruating should not have cupping therapy. The cups can be left in place for 10 to 15 minutes or until the color of skin inside the cup fades. Patients can relax during cupping therapy in Davie.

What to expect after cupping therapy?

After the treatment, the skin may be red and slightly shiny or have bruises in the cup marks due to broken capillaries. These will fade within a few hours or days, depending on the number of sessions performed.

At times, patients feel heat at the site of cupping. There's no need to worry about discomfort or pain with this type of treatment because the suction cups create a gentle pressure that will leave your body feeling refreshed and revitalized in ways you never thought possible.

Aftercare and Precautions for Cupping Sessions

Patients should avoid hot showers or baths that will irritate the skin after a cupping treatment. They should not expose the treated area to direct sunlight, use heating pads on it, or exercise heavily until fully healed. Patients with open sores are not suitable for cupping therapy. 

After looking at what cupping can do for you, cupping should be an excellent alternative therapy option. With so many benefits like improving blood circulation, relieving muscle tension, reducing inflammation and more, it may be difficult deciding which one to go with!

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