Cupping therapy has been in practice since ancient times. To the ordinary person, it is a relatively new type of therapy. Here, the therapist uses cups to create a vacuum on the patient’s skin to dispel stagnation. Nowadays, cupping is gaining popularity because it is effective in treating many types of diseases. These include bronchitis, colds, migraines and many more. Of late, people even use it to remove wrinkles and to smooth the texture of the skin.
Cupping therapy is a form of bloodletting, and there are various methods to do this. It uses special cups, with heated air inside to create a partial vacuum. In ancient practice, they used incense to provide the heat. The cup is then placed against the patient’s skin. The underlying tissue gets raised or sucked, partway into the cup. The practice is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove “heat,” and pull out the toxins that linger in the body’s tissues.
1. Beneficial for Treating Gastrointestinal Issues
One can treat gastrointestinal disorders with cupping therapy. Our body has three powerhouses from which it draws its energy, the stomach, the intestines and the spleen. When any or all of these organs get compromised, the body’s temperature will rise. This can bring about changes in the production of enzymes which will ultimately affect the whole body.
Ulcers and constipation are the most common digestive-related issues. Such disorders will need immediate medical attention; otherwise, they may lead to fatal conditions. The application of cupping can induce the secretion of vital digestive fluids. All these fluids can help in the better absorption of nutrients inside the digestive tract. This will also prevent the absorption of harmful agents into the bloodstream.