Cupping regulates the blood and helps draw out toxins and pathogens through the pores of the skin but also has a range of other benefits.
Cupping Increases Blood Circulation
Due to the pull of the low pressure suction in the cups, the flow of blood in the vessels increases. Vessels are porous, so some of the increased blood flow seeps into the surrounding tissue creating the famous red dot on the skin. Increased blood circulation through the vessels and into the surrounding tissue brings all the good things in the blood to the area including white and red blood cells, macrophages, collagen, hormones, etc. to reduce pain and repair any problems.
Cupping Stimulates the Nervous System
Cupping directly stimulates the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems that control the organs.
Cupping Stimulates the Skin
The pull of the cups expands the blood vessels of the skin, increases circulation and skin temperature, promotes metabolism within the skin and clears sweat and the sebaceous glands.
Cupping Stimulates Muscles
The pull of the low pressure cupping stimulates and expands blood vessels within and around the muscles. The increased blood flow removes waste and toxins and congested blood and delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the muscle.
Cupping Eases Joint Pain
Cupping ‘pulls’ heat and inflammation out of the joints for pain relief. It also increases the secretion of synovial fluids within the joint.
Cupping Stimulates Digestion
When applied to the abdomen, the gentle pulling power of cupping stimulates the inside of the organs, their peristaltic movement and secretion of digestive fluids to strengthen digestion and absorption.
Cupping therapy is great on its own, but it is often used in conjunction with acupuncture melbourne and with Chinese herbs to achieve better natural health.