Benefits of cupping therapy are vast. It is a holistic or alternative medicine treatment procedure in which suction is produced and cups are applied on human body to get therapeutic effects.
It is more common in Chinese medicine and alternative medicine in Muslim countries specially.
Basic Cupping therapy can be of 2 types.
- Dry cupping therapy (No blood is removed)
- Wet cupping therapy (Blood with toxins is removed and scratching is done)
We will discuss each benefits of Cupping therapy one by one.
1. REMOVES TOXINS
Benefits of Cupping therapy includes removal of toxins by filtering blood through pores of skins when we scratch skin by surgical blade. All toxins collects in the cup. The composition of blood in the cups is much different than blood of human body that circulate.
For example, It contains;
- Dead red blood cells
- Uric acid
- Aged RBCS
2. IMPROVES BLOOD CIRCULATION
During cupping, firstly dry cups are moved on the skin. It releases myofascial of body and gives us soothing massage feels. It improves blood circulation in our skin.
By wet cupping, stagnant blood is removed increasing blood flow and giving us remarkable benefit of cupping therapy.
3. RELIEVES BODY PAINS
Cupping relieves body pains by reducing muscle spasms. It soothes muscle pains by giving massage effect and by reducing tension of muscles.
4. BODY FEELS RELAXED
Cupping should only be performed by licensed practitioners who hold it’s degree. Always check for precautions and contraindications before opting this procedure.
5. REDUCES STRESS
Another benefit of cupping therapy is that if it is done on head points and point between shoulders, it reduces stress and anxiety in people. It improves mental health.
6. HELPS IN DIGESTION
People with constipation and stomach/intestine reports that they feel good after cupping as it helps in their digestion and detection process.
7. REMOVES EDEMA (OR HEAVINESS)
Some people suffer through Post traumatic edema or swelling. They find their limbs to be heavy. They can benefit from wet cupping as it will remove excess fluid and blood toxins. They will feel light instantly.
8. CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES LIKE FIBROMYALGIA
Cupping Therapy has been found to be helpful in people who suffer from chronic pain syndromes. It reduces fatigue in them and causes in significant pain reduction on regular sessions of cupping therapy.
9. CUPPING THERAPY PREVENTS DISEASES
Specially among Chinese and Muslims, Cupping is known to prevent a lot of diseases by removing toxins from blood. There are specific sites and points and each point has a significance. cupping is effective if done on right points.
10. REDUCES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Cupping reduces blood volume to some extend so it reduces high blood pressure which is a silent killer disease in today’s world.
11. AFTER POISON OR TOXIN INTAKE
In ancient times, whenever a person was poisoned, people use to cup him and take out his toxins. So, It can be done by a licensed professional if a person feels he has some sort of toxicity in his body.
12. SOOTHES MIGRAINE
Some migraine sufferers find out wet cupping very relaxing and soothing. It reduces their pain intensity. It can be done by professionals on certain head points and shoulder and neck points to ease out pain.
13. REDUCES ACNE
Another amazing benefit of cupping therapy is that is reduces acne of face which is common specially forehead and cheek areas.
14. REDUCES WRINKLES OF FACE
Dry cupping reduces wrinkles of face if done properly in an upward motion. It improves blood flow and rejuvenates the skin by enhancing collagen production. It also tightens skin of the face if done properly.
15. HELPS IN RELIEVING JOINT PAINS
Wet cupping therapy removes stagnant blood and toxins that are causing inflammation in joint thus improving joint pains in the body.
DISCLAIMER : ALWAYS have your cupping therapy session done by a licensed practitioner and make sure you do not fall in the contradiction list of wet cupping therapy. Certain precautions and a standardized method is to be followed for a proper cupping therapy session.