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June 14, 2022 2 min read

Cupping therapy

is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which you put special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Cupping is a form of alternative medicine in which glass cups are placed on the skin and then moved to create a vacuum that causes the skin to rise into the cup.

The idea behind cupping is that it helps to improve blood flow and promote healing by pulling toxins out of your body.

It has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), but it's also used for pain management and other conditions in mainstream Western medical practice.

Suction cup therapy

uses suction to pull the skin, causing local congestion and inflammation. Cupping is a form of alternative medicine that is used for the treatment of pain, stiffness, and other conditions; however, there is not enough scientific evidence to support its effectiveness for those purposes.

The suction from glass cups placed on the skin creates tissue injury at the site of application. Many patients find this sensation unpleasant; if you do too then try using wet mud instead as it will add more moisture back into your skin after being pulled outwards by cupping!

Suction cups are used in a variety of medical procedures, including:

  • Negative pressure therapy (NPT) is the use of suction to pull the skin upwards. It is often used to treat muscle spasticity, muscle tension, and chronic pain.

  • Compression therapy involves applying pressure to push the skin downwards. It can be used to treat acute pain, swelling, and inflammation.

Cupping is a form of alternative medicine that is often used to treat pain. It's also called fire cupping, and it's similar to massage therapy and acupuncture. If you've ever seen someone with round marks on their skin after getting a bruise or injury, those are suction cups. They disappear in a few days.

The cups are used by placing them over the skin and creating a vacuum inside the cup so that it sticks to your body. As soon as there is enough suction, you'll feel some pulling on your skin—but it shouldn't hurt! Then move the cup around gently until you find an area where there's more space for blood flow underneath your tissue layer beneath the skin (called fascia). This lets blood vessels stretch out more easily so they can release toxins from their tissues into surrounding lymph nodes before re-absorbing them back into circulation throughout your body.

Anything to relieve pain, inflammation, and blood flow? Sounds like a good reason to try out this therapy.