Toxins often accumulate in the connective tissues creating blockages and impeding blood and fluid circulation. The strong suction action of the cupping stimulates blood and lymphatic fluid to flow near the skins surface and to key areas of the body for easy and direct release of the toxins.
Cupping is an ancient technique used around the world to help facilitate the body`s ability to heal itself. Cupping is usually made of glass or plastic jar with a smooth and rounded mouth used to create a partial vacuum over the skin. This causes the blood to circulate and pulls it towards the surface of the body. The cupping method has the function of warming and promoting the free flow of Qi and blood in the acupuncture meridians, dispelling cold, dampness, diminishing swellings, and chronic pain. In our clinic, the cupping method is mainly used to treat such as pain of the low back, shoulders, knee, and leg, gastrointestinal disorders such as stomachache, vomiting, and diarrhea, and the lung disease such as cough and asthma. It is also very useful to help with disorders and diseases where the underlying cause is from long standing negative emotions. The glass cupping method also can be combined with Bloodletting, Moxa, Needle and Water therapies. We sometimes choose to do moving cupping where massage oil is rubbed on the back and the glass cup is then slid over the surface of the back. this method is done primarily when a large area of the back needs to be addressed.