Cupping therapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises a partial vacuum to create suction on the surface of the skin. The suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments.
Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, theEbers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians were using cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
It has also more recently become a common practice amongst celebrities such as Lionel Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Amir Khan and national rugby league star Sonny Bill Williams
The common ailments that can be treated by cupping therapy are vast, but include:
- Migraine and other headaches
- Breathing problems (Asthma)
- Cough and Common cold
- Hair Loss
- Body pains and Aches
- Stomach ache and Heartburn
- Many skin problems
- Urinary incontinence
- Menstrual pain or Endometriosis
- Stroke recovery
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Angina pectoris
- Memory loss
- Liver problems
- Osteoarthritis and Gout
- Hair loss
Benefits of Cupping
About 70% of diseases or disorders are caused by the failure of blood to circulate properly in the body. We get sick when our organs fail to perform healthily or when our blood keeps circulating loaded with toxins and other impurities. Unless the toxic waste is removed from the body or from the blood, not only do we not recover as quickly from disease, but it may also make one susceptible to other diseases or disorders.
Cupping therapy is the best way to remove the toxic waste from the blood stream resulting in a healthy and properly functioning body.
Remember cupping alone does not cure illnesses.