Updated: Jul 26
After two millennia of healing people, professional acupuncture cupping has built a global following that comprises private individuals, medical professionals, and sports professionals. This blog is an overview of how acupuncture cupping can help sports professionals enhance their performance.
Acupuncture cupping is not just limited to sports people and professionals, and its many benefits can be enjoyed by anyone.
The Cupping Process
Cupping is divided into three categories: Air, Dry, and Wet. Here is a description of these options:
Air cupping - A cup is positioned on the skin at the problem point and a mechanical suction device extracts the cup’s air, thus creating a vacuum.
Dry cupping - The acupuncture cupping professional uses cotton balls (or similar) in alcohol. The alcohol-infused material is then lit and positioned inside the cup. The small combustion eliminates any oxygen that is present and heats the air. As the air cools and compresses, a vacuum is created.
Wet cupping - The acupuncture cupping therapist opens a sanitary, new lancet / dermal hammer, to create a tiny puncture or puncture in the skin which is to allow a small amount of blood to be drawn out. The lancet / dermal hammers are used only once and they are hygienically discarded into a sharps bin after use. The therapist then positions heated cups over these tiny punctures and the cooling process creates a vacuum.
The Benefits Of Acupuncture Cupping For Athletes
The success of acupuncture cupping with athletes brought steady growth in sports clients using this healing methodology. From local sports heroes to globally-known Olympians, like Michael Phelps and Sonny Bill Williams, these wise athletes have utilized aspects of this therapy treatment before games or events, to enhance their performance; as well as after the event to facilitate a quicker recovery.
The treatment is used to effectively address individual aches and pains to enhance and speed up the overall healing of the body. The use of acupuncture cupping may have profound results in healing injuries or post-surgery inflammation.
Acupuncture cupping is very effective in speeding up a sports person’s recovery following particularly strenuous training, or those with injuries, such as those experienced by competitive sports athletes and gym goers.
Cupping therapy works by pulling out the toxins that are embedded in the musculature, decreasing pain, and increasing circulation. As acupuncture cupping increases circulation your body focuses on that area giving the muscles and tissues a healthier environment within which to heal. This faster healing time and reduction of inflammation results in improved blood flow.
Faster circulation boosts your immune system and distributes nutrients faster, as well as oxygen ‒ all vital for effective healing and a faster recovery, getting you back to what you love quicker.
We only use glass cupping at Acute Acupuncture as it is a more hygienic and durable practice than the alternatives (such as bamboo or plastic).
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