This ancient Chinese treatment is believed to open the body's meridians, the conduits within each of us, through which energy flows to organs and tissue throughout the body. Cups are placed on areas to be treated and then a pump is used to create a partial vacuum. Cups remain in place for 5 to 15 minutes. This stimulates circulation and the body's ability to heal. Cupping is used to treat back pain, soft tissue injuries and sprains, and aid in the relief of chest congestion and chronic bronchitis. The cups can leave painless red circles that disappear after a few days.
Cupping is a form of alternative therapy by which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. It is a treatment that releases stagnation, pain, and discomfort from meridians in the body. Cupping also helps relax tight muscles and joints. This give you a feeling of wellbeing and looseness of the body. In some cases, is also a useful tool for internal conditions such as headaches, cough, asthma, post stroke, arthritis, stress, fibromyalgia and other ailments.
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