Cupping therapy is a generally safe method of using glass or plastic cups to locate and create localized pressure by a vacuum. Although it is not widely known in the "Western world, the Chinese and their ancestors have been doing this since ancient times time by using heat inside glass or bamboo cups. "Nowadays, cupping sets use suction to create a vacuum. The vacuum inside the cups causes the blood to form in the area and help the healing in that area. Bruising might occur as an indication of your body internal potential problems.
Ancient Chinese medicines have believed that the body contains "Meridians". These meridians are pathways in the body which the energy of life called Qi ("chi") flows through. It flows through every body part, tissue, and organ. Cupping therapy is mainly performed on your back because there are five meridians located there. "When these meridians are opened, the internal energy is able to flow throughout the whole body.
Another healing aspect of cupping is through the release of accumulated toxins in your body. The suction from the cups will deeply penetrate into your tissues causing the tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, stretches the muscle, and reactivates the skin.
Cupping therapy has been found in ancient records dating back to more than 5000 years and it is still used today by many alternative medicine practitioners in Asia. "New advancements in technology and materials have been integrated with cupping therapies and it's used now range for a large variety of treatments and applications.
"If you still have not undergone Chinese cupping treatment, you're probably asking the million-dollar question:
How does cupping heal?
"Well, for starters, it would be best to view cupping based on its philosophical principle. Chinese traditional medicine believed in the perfect balance between Yin energy and Yang energy. These can be translated loosely to positive and negative energies flowing in your body.
Achieving a perfect balance means good health, while an imbalance or disruption means sickness and the occurrence of diseases. Through cupping, traditional Eastern medicine seeks to establish this balance and harmony of your body by restoring the Yin and Yang equilibrium.
.So, what are you waiting for?