Chinese cupping therapy in Toronto, ON is the perfect type of therapy that can relieve many medical problems. The application of small jars or cups to skin that is then suctioned away from your body, actually dates back to 1500 B. C. The ancient Egyptians used cupping to treat vertigo, poor appetite, menstrual imbalance, pain and even fevers. Later, Taoist herbalists induced relaxation and expelled toxins from the body to promote a healthy blood flow using cupping therapy. Today you can find the versatile and simple technique of cupping therapy provided by naturopathic doctors that the beneficial for many types of health conditions. It’s an excellent alternative to prescription drugs and even surgery. Cups can be made from bamboo, silicone or glass and have a positive track record of clinical efficacy that makes them worthy of use.
How Does Cupping Therapy Work?
Cupping therapy create suction inside the cup which pulls muscles and blood upward providing a deep massage type therapy that pulls instead of pushes. Some cupping methods can include using rubbing alcohol on the underneath side of the cups and igniting them. The flame is extinguished and any generated heat cools allowing the air inside the cup to contract essentially creating a natural suction. The use of massage oil allows cups that are placed upon the skin to continually move or glide across the body. Cups can also be kept isolated then lifted gently. Both methods provide suction within the cups that pulls skin away from the body to create negative pressure. This type of pressure loosens muscle tissue, the dates the nervous system and promotes a healthy blood flow.
Cupping Can Be Combined with Acupuncture
Generally you can combine cupping with acupuncture in a single treatment. The cupping relieves neck and back pains, stiff muscles, fatigue, rheumatism, migraines, anxiety and even cellulite. Since acupuncture also follows a body’s natural meridian lines, when it is combined with cupping you will receive some of the best deep tissue therapy available.
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