“Cupping “ therapy, or a treatment with hot cups is a traditional method present in many cultures around the world. It originates from China and has been around for 5000 years. Its application provides various benefits, it opens pores, expands blood vessels, facilitates blood circulation and removes toxins from the muscles.
This treatment gives very good results in the treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system, back pain, sore shoulders, pain in the lower part of the back.
In the beginning, this method was used as an auxiliary method in traditional Chinese surgery. Later it was determined that it is effective in the treatment of other diseases. This method, besides releasing the toxins, stimulates the peripheral nervous system, activates the lymphatic system, facilitates the blockages in the body, cleans the skin and restores its elasticity.
The traditional ,, Cupping ” was performed using the horns of animals, then the horns were replaced with bamboo cups, and today cups are used- ventuzi cups, which can be in different sizes and shapes.
There are two ways of using these cups, the traditional way and massage with cups. In the traditional approach, heated cups are placed on the body (creating vacuum), and are thus left for about 15minutes, while in the massage with cups, the heated cups are placed on the body, and are followed by a massage performed by moving the cups.
This therapy helps with: colds, cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, fibromyalgia, cellulite, stretch marks, scars, sports injuries, lymphatic drainage, detoxification, relaxation. It can be applied alone or in combination with other methods, such as manual therapy, acupuncture, and others. In the Chinese medicine it is also used to stimulate and open the meridians of the body.
This “cupping “therapy is a simple, effective and safe method that gives excellent results.