Cupping is a form of massage therapy that decompresses soft tissues using vacuum suction, unlike other forms of massage that compresses soft tissues. During cupping, the cup gently sucks to your skin and lifts underlying soft tissue into the cup. Cupping is a safe, traditional treatment that helps resolve chronic muscle tightness and pain faster than massage therapy alone
1. Cupping’s Warm Action
The cupping method has a warm stimulation effect on local skin, with big cupping, water cupping, and medicine cupping the most obvious. Warm stimulation can expand blood vessels, promote blood circulation, give priority to with locals improve congestion status, strengthen metabolism, make the body wastes and toxins accelerate out, change the nutritional status of local organizations, enhance the permeability of blood vessel walls, enhance the vitality of white blood cells and the reticular cell phagocytosis, enhance local tolerance and the body’s resistance, a warm through the cold, So as to achieve the purpose of improving the disease.
2. Cupping Regulation
The regulating effect of cupping is established on the basis of negative pressure or warming effect. The first is the regulating effect on the nervous system. Due to the self-hemolysis, a series of benign stimuli are given to the body, which acts on the peripheral receptors of the nervous system, and the central nervous system. In addition, the warm stimulation of the local skin by the cupping method is transmitted to the central nervous system through the reflex pathway of skin receptors and vascular receptors, resulting in reflex excitation, thereby regulating the excitation and inhibition process of the cerebral cortex, making it It tends to balance, and strengthens the cerebral cortex’s regulating function on various parts of the body, so that the corresponding tissue metabolism of the affected skin is vigorous, the phagocytosis is enhanced, the body is restored to function, the imbalance of yin and yang is adjusted, and the disease is gradually cured.
It regulates microcirculation and improves metabolism. The main function of microcirculation is the exchange of substances between blood and tissue, and the regulation of its function is of great significance in physiology and pathology. And still can make lymphatic circulation strengthens, and lymphocyte phagocytic ability is active. In addition, due to the hemolysis phenomenon after cupping, a kind of histamine is produced immediately, which flows around the body with body fluids to stimulate various organs and enhance their functional vitality, which is conducive to the recovery of body functions.
3. Cupping negative pressure
The study found that when the human body is sucking and pulling out in a cupping cup, a large number of air bubbles overflow from the skin surface, thereby enhancing the gas exchange of the local tissue. In the self-adjustment of the body, it produces the effects of activating qi and activating blood, relaxing tendons and collaterals, reducing swelling and pain, expelling wind and dampness, and playing a benign stimulus to promote its return to normal function.
4. Cupping reduces anxiety
When your therapist glides the cups across your skin, your parasympathetic nervous system engages. This promotes deep relaxation to move through your entire body. (Your parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for slowing your heart rate, assisting in digestion, and increasing intestinal and gland activity.)
5. Cupping can clear congestion and help treat asthma
Congestion (the buildup of fluid or phlegm in your lungs) caused by a cold, bronchitis or even asthma can be treated with cupping. The suction from cups breaks up and expels congestion. It brings oxygen-rich blood and lymph toward your lungs and your other respiratory muscles. Cups are usually placed on your back but may be placed on your chest as well. Your therapist may leave the cups in place, or may gently glide them in an upward motion to facilitate the movement of the lymph fluid. Facial cupping can also be used to help unblock your sinuses.
6. Cupping for weight loss
Through cupping powerful suction force to fully open the sweat pores, sweat and sebaceous gland function are stimulated and strengthened, skin surface senescent cells off, so that the body of toxins, waste accelerated discharge. Internal pressure in local parts of the drawing can dredge meridians, balance qi and blood, adjust endocrine, accelerate the blood and lymph circulation, promote gastrointestinal peristalsis, improve digestion function, accelerate the body’s metabolism, generate heat and fat consumption increases, can be less body fat, minus the deep fat in the body, so as to achieve the aim of safety, health, fast weight loss.
7. Cupping can also help us relieve the symptoms of lumbar disc herniation and tissue damage.
A lumbar intervertebral disc herniation will definitely compress the patient’s nerves, thereby causing pain and numbness in the patient’s lower back and legs. During treatment, such patients can be treated by cupping, which can effectively improve the patient’s health. Pain and numbness symptoms can shorten the treatment time of lumbar disc herniation disease.
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