Acute Acupuncture: Cupping

Cupping Therapy is an ancient technique that has been recently made famous in the news by professional athletes and Olympians such as Michael Phelps.

The technique of cupping involves the use of small glass cups and the use of a heat source that is then placed on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. The use of cupping is similar to a deep tissue massage but less force or pressure is used to create the same effects. Cupping relaxes Muscle tension, pulls out toxins that are embedded into the musculature, helps relieve pain, helps remove inflammation, and increases circulation by improving the flow of blood and Qi.

Body cupping can be used alone however it is best used alongside Acupuncture and or Tuina to maximize positive results for the patient.

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What Is Cupping Body Therapy? 

 

Cupping is an ancient technique that has been recently made famous in the news by professional athletes and Olympians such as Michael Phelps. 

 

The practice of Cupping Body Therapy is older than acupuncture. However, it was first published in The Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest medical manuals, referring to ancient Egyptians using Cupping Body Therapy in 1,550 B.C. But cupping is older than this as it would have had to travel through the silk road from China There are also ancient records of the Chinese, the Middle

 

East, and other cultures using this type of cupping and massage therapeutic treatment as well. 

The cups used in cupping may be made of different materials such as glass, bamboo, plastic, earthenware and/or silicone. At Acute Acupuncture Wellington, we only use glass cupping; it is also referred to as fired cupping. This is a more hygienic practice than the alternatives and more durable then the plastic ones. 

 

How Does Cupping Body Therapy And Massage Treatment Work?

 

The technique of cupping involves the use of small glass cups and the use of a heat source that is then placed on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. The use of cupping is similar to a deep tissue massage, but less force or pressure is used to create the same effects. Cupping relaxes muscle tension, pulls out toxins that are embedded in the musculature,it may help relieve pain, remove inflammation, and increases circulation by improving the flow of blood and Chi. 

 

Cupping can be used alone; however, it is best used alongside Acupuncture and/or Tuina to maximise positive results for the patient. 

 

The cups can be placed on:

  • your back, 

  • stomach, 

  • arms, 

  • legs, or 

  • other parts of your body.  

 

The vacuum or suction force pulls your skin upwards into the cup, and this is how it achieves the above. 

 

What is Acupuncture And Tuina? 

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Tuina (pronounced twee-nah) massage body therapy treatment is believed to have evolved in China as an ancient system of body treatment.  

 

Like acupuncture, its philosophy addresses the imbalances or stagnation. When you have inflammation or  are unbalanced from an injury, illness or any environmental impact, stagnation/blockages may occur that lead to the manifestation of pain, inflammation and swelling. 

 

The Tuina massage methodology stimulates the body's acupuncture points, brings about balance to improve your health by using the same treatment principles of acupuncture as it addresses the neural pathways or meridian networks. 

 

Similar to acupuncture, tuina or body massage treatment targets the specific acupuncture points or acupoints. The stimulation of these points may be done via fingers, elbow, and or hands. The application or use of pressure to stimulate the points, not needles. However tuina massage may be more effective when used in conjunction with acupuncture and cupping. 

 

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