CUPPING THERAPY USES
sports therapy - gaining mass popularity among high level athletes, to both mitigate painful conditions and promote healing. cupping helps manage the aches/pains garnered in any rigorous training, mobilizes blood, releases lactic acid, & aids recovery.
promote healing and manage pain - cupping improves local circulation to the areas it is applied, in doing so increases blood metabolism and elimination in that area, the result is improvement to painful conditions.
lymphatic drainage - promotes and manually pumps the lymphatic system, encouraging elimination and detoxification.
mobilize blood and tissue - cupping creates far more blood profusion than other manual therapies; blood is spread through entire muscle bands in an action called 'moving-cupping' in which suctioned cups are moved alone entire muscle bands.
organ balancing - cupping is based on tcm and incorporates use of meridian and acupuncture theory throughout in order to better bring the body into homeostasis / wellbeing.
common cold - traditionally cupping has also been used to relieve symptoms associated with common cold such as achy tight traps/neck.