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Cupping

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Cupping

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin.

 

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

 
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“That increased blood flow can relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation."

 
 
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Cupping

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin.

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

“That increased blood flow can relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation."

Cupping

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin.

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

“That increased blood flow can relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation."

Uses for cupping

Cupping therapy is used to treat:

  • Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia

  • Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia

  • Fertility and gynecological disorders

  • Skin problems such as eczema and acne

  • High blood pressure

  • Migraines

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma

  • Varicose veins

**There isn’t research to back all of that up.

 
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Cupping is fairly safe, as long as you go to a trained health professional. But you could have side effects in the area where the cups touch your skin like mild discomfort or bruises.

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