There are many people who are not aware of the many benefits that cupping therapy has. It has been effective at treating diseases and has been in use for literally thousands of years. Although it is traditionally incorporated in Chinese medicine practices, it has been used around the world.
Cupping is a therapy where cups or glasses are used to pull blood from various areas of the body using suction in order to take disease and discomfort with it. It is extremely effective at stretching the fascia and muscles to relieve tightness. It also releases anti-inflammatories that occur naturally in the body to help restore tissues and improve blood flow.
Cupping can impact up to four inches of various tissues in the body allowing blockages to be released. It releases toxins and helps heal the lymphatic system, the colon, improve vein and artery circulation as well as improve the skin. It even helps clear stretch marks and varicose veins.
Of all the reasons to get cupping therapy, here are five of the most important:
Get Rid of Headaches
Research published in “The American Journal of Chinese Medicine” proved that cupping therapy treats headaches effectively. The study was done among 70 patients all of who had recurring tension headaches. The patients were evaluated before and after the cupping treatment. Sixty-six percent of those treated noted a huge reduction in the severity of their headaches.
Relieve Coughs, Colds and Allergies
Cupping therapy helps stimulate the lungs and other vital organs. As such, it helps clear out phlegm and congestion. Coughing is often caused because of too much phlegm in the lungs. Cupping therapy speeds up the healing process of colds and helps reduce the symptoms associated with allergies. An added benefit is that in doing this it helps move lymphatic fluid and blood which speeds metabolism in the body.
Boost Mood and Relieve Anxiety
Cupping therapy improves blood circulation and also improves positive moods, reduces tension and relieves anxiety. It can help improve one’s sleep habits, too.
When getting cupping therapy, any stagnation in the blood is cleared out thereby flushing toxins and treating the cupped areas. It gets rid of dead cells and other debris. These harmful things will be expelled out of the body naturally to improve overall health.
Slow the Aging Process
Cupping therapy is a wonderful anti-aging treatment. When it is done on the face, it helps rejuvenate the formation of collagen which helps skin look young and radiant.