Mechanism of Action

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.