Cupping Therapy

Cupping One of the oldest methods of TCM, Cupping is often performed as an alternative to Acupuncture and is especiallychinese fire cupping detox, energising, relaxing for cold flu, muscle tension, ache, energy flowing useful for the treatment of localised Chi or blood stagnation along the Meridians which manifests itself as muscular tension. Rounded glass cups are warmed using a burning taper held for a very short period of time inside the cup which is then quickly placed over the selected area. Due to the candle flame, all of the oxygen in the cup has been removed and when placed open side down, a vacuum is created, which anchors the cup to the skin drawing it upwards. This stimulates the flow of blood, balances and realigns the flow of Chi, breaks up areas of congestion and creates an avenue for toxins to be drawn out of the body. Whilst Cupping is considered relatively safe the treatment may result in small circular bruises where the cups were applied. These bruises are usually painless however, and disappear within a few days of treatment.