This method is simple and the therapeutic effect is great.
The cupping method has the function of warming and promoting the free flow of qi and blood, dispelling cold and dampness, diminishing swelling and pain. Clinically, the cupping method is mainly used to treat “bi” syndrome caused by wind dampness.
Simply put – when there is pain, there is blockage, things are stuck and not moving. When there is free flow and fluid movement there will be no pain. Cupping is a simple and effective way to promote movement in the body, specifically muscle tissue, fascia, and skin, to reduce pain.
Cupping can also be used to treat common cold or flu, cough, asthma, and other upper respiratory illness.
How do I administer cupping?
1) Massage oil on the desired area of the body
(this step is omitted if cups will not be moved)
2) Soak cotton ball in 99% alcohol
3) Use lighter to ignite cotton ball
4) Place ignited cotton ball into the glass cup, swiftly remove and place on the skin, as the cups tries to fill up with air, skin is suctioned instead
5) Glide cups over the desired area
Cupping is one of the best deep-tissue therapies available. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin. For most patients, this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation.