Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China, and has been made famous by countless olympic athletes, most well known being Michael Phelps! It involves placing cups on the skin to create a suction. The suction facilitates healing by increasing blood flow and cleansing ‘bad blood’. It facilitates the flow of qi in the body and also loosens fascia and muscle tissue. Cupping has been used extensively for sore muscles. But that’s only the beginning. Cupping has also been used for
- back and neck pain
- skin diseases such as acne and hives
- lowering cholesterol
- knee arthritis
- improving immune function.
And there are many others. Cupping can strengthen the body’s resistance, restore balance between positive and negative forces, remove disease-causing factors, and promote blood circulation.