Cupping

Cupping is considered to be one of the oldest natural healing therapies. 

Cupping is an ancient method of relieving local congestion deep in the tissue.
When the cups are left in place on the skin for a few minutes, circulation of blood in the skin and muscle is refreshed and localized healing takes place.

Early on cupping was mainly used for minor ailments but as time has moved on, we have found that cupping has many more benefits and healing powers:

• Common cold and cough menstrual pain (endometriosis)
• Headaches including migraine Infertility
• Breathing difficulties (asthma) Urinary incontinence
• Diarrhea and constipation Hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Tonsillitis and sore throat Hypotension (low blood pressure)
• Angina pectoris (heart pain) Stomach aches and heart burn
• Hand, leg, neck and back pain Neuralgia (nerve pain)
• Osteoarthritis and gout Diabetes


The benefits of cupping therapies are endless due to its stimulating and the strengthening effects.
Although cupping is brilliant treatments in it there are some diseases that cupping therapy can not treat.

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History tells us about Archaeologists who found evidence of cupping therapy being practiced from as early as 3000 B.C. Also in the evidence that was uncovered there were documents supporting the application of the cupping vessels and instruments used on the body as therapeutic procedure.

The earliest record of cupping is around 1,550 B.C. by the Egyptians.

The two main methods of cupping practised widely throughout history and also documented in the Ebers Papyrus, and Hippocrates were wet cupping and dry cupping.

Dry cupping
This procedure involves creating a vacuum into the cup bringing blood and lymph to a specific area, promoting circulation and healing, In addition it will help break adhesions between the skin and underlying connective tissues, allowing for freer movement, pulling the local underlying tissue up into the cupping vessel.

Moist or wet cupping
This is the oldest and the most effective method. A surgical tool called a lancet is used to scrape the skin, the glass is then placed over the manipulated area, and with the suction pulling the blood, which is then drawn up into the glass cup.
As history moved on and we moved on in centuries, more cupping therapy methods evolved and have become more into worldwide use.

Fire Cupping
Another traditional Chinese method of cupping used worldwide. A small cotton ball is lightly coated with alcohol. The cotton ball is then ignited and inserted inside the cup which will evacuate the air, creating the vacuum. The cotton ball is then withdrawn from the cup; the cup is then quickly placed onto the skin to the chosen area.

Massage or moving cupping
This is done by applying oil to the skin, by moving the cup or glass around with a weak suction over the area that needs to be worked on.

Needle cupping
This method is a combination of acupuncture and cupping. The acupuncture needle is applied first, and then the glass is applied over it.

There are 6 other varied treatments. If you are interested to learn more, just send us an email. 


NOTE: Although cupping therapy can treat everybody, there are some exceptions: Children below 10 years old, adults above 70 years old with heart problems, pregnant women, patients recovering from surgery, weak and thin people suffering from lack of blood and people with threatening conditions, heart attack, asthmatic attack, trauma and accidents.


Did you know that Cupping has developed into a very popular technique amongst celebrities?

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Victoria Beckham was photographed with cupping marks on her back;
Victoria had purple patches running down her spine as she arrived at Heathrow Airport.

Denise Richards was also photographed with cupping marks, the 39-year-old model and actress showed of her treatment on her back as she was pictured in Malibu.

Gwyneth Paltrow appeared at a film premiere with her cupping marks on her back.

Olympic swimmer Wang Qun hoping her marks would lead her to a place on the medal podium.

Stephanie Rice the Australian swimmer who won gold medals in the Olympic showed her marks of cupping therapy.