Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin to enhance blood flow in order to promote healing.
Cupping is much like the inverse of massage – rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward, creating a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation for the patient.
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system — making it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure.
Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite and weight loss.
This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person’s asthma.
Cupping has also 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. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available.
conditions which effected with cupping therapy:
- Frozen shoulder
- Low back pain
- Shingles and other nerve disorders
- Flu and common cold relief
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Tight IT bands and hamstrings
- Muscle cramps
Justin Trudeau uses ‘cupping’ – ancient skin therapy popular among athletes, celebrities
Justin Trudeau, the prime minister, engages in cupping, an ancient skin suction therapy that has seen renewed popularity in modern times among high-level athletes and lifestyle celebrities. This was revealed Monday in photographs that accompanied Trudeau’s appearance on sportswriter Jonah Keri’s podcast, which show two circular reddish bruises on his left forearm.
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