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Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin.Doctors or cupping practitioners believe that this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.Suction is created using heat or mechanical devices.
There are various types of cupping therapy, including:
A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues. When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis
is formed and localized healing takes place.
Cupping has been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system
, clear colon
blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks
and improve varicose veins
After the procedure, the site may be covered with an antibiotic ointment and bandage to prevent infection. The skin's appearance generally returns to normal within 10 days.
Cupping is considered to be useful and relatively safe, especially when performed by trained health professionals. Potential side effects include:
- Skin infection
Cupping therapy should be avoided by the following groups:
-Pregnant or menstruating women.
-People with metastatic cancer
-People with bone fractures
or muscle spasms.
Hope this will give a general idea about the therapy.
Wish you good health.