So what does Cupping Therapy do?
- It corrects imbalance of energy at the specific points of the diseases on the skin, same like acupuncture
- Stimulation of nerve endings(reflexology)
- Improvement of peripheral, collateral and lymphatic circulations.
- Getting rid of waste products, oxidized materials and free radicals from these points.
There are 2 main types of Cupping Therapy: – the general Cupping Therapy and the therapeutic Cupping Therapy which is used as a complementary medicine in treatment of so many diseases like:
Hypertension – Migraine
Bronchial Asthma – Dizziness
Heart Failure – Obesity
Diabetes Mellitus – Gout
Diabetic Foot – Rheumatoid Arthritis
Viral Hepatitis – Frozen Shoulder
Peptic Ulcer Disease – Tennis Elbow
Irritable Colon – Pain in Neck
Chronic Constipation – Low back pain
Chronic Diarrhea – Pain in Knees
Food Allergy – Sports Injuries
Prostatic enlargement & sexual disability
Varicose Veins of lower limbs & piles
Chronic Para nasal Sinusitis & Allergic Rhinitis
Glaucoma, Retinal hemorrhage & optic nerve atrophy
Some Gynecologycal diseases like irregular menstruation
Eczema & Psoriasis
Depression, anxiety & lack of concentration
Getting rid of smoking, alcoholic & heroin addiction
Before doing Cupping Therapy, the patient should be examined clinically and his medications to be reviewed to avoid contraindications and complications of Cupping Therapy. Scratches of Cupping Therapy are very superficial, suction of blood should be repeated till getting a bright red blood. Dressing should be done.
Some studies indicate that cupping, when combined with acupuncture, may reduce fibromyalgia symptoms more effectively than conventional medications such as amitriptyline. Cupping therapy is typically practiced by traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. The theory behind cupping is that it moves or stimulates your body’s natural energy — also called qi.