Hijama Clinic "Cupping therapy"
People have used cupping for thousands of years to ease back pain, neck pain, headaches and other problems. Cupping therapy involves creating a suction force to pull blood into the skin.
People have used cupping
for thousands of years.
Cupping causes bruising and can lead to skin infection. While research on the benefits of cupping is scarce, the treatment risks are low.
How does cupping work?
Experts are still exploring how cupping eases pain and disease symptoms. There isn’t a lot of research on the therapy .Suction from cupping draws fluid into the treated area.
This suction force expands and breaks open tiny blood vessels (capillaries) under the skin. Your body treats the cupping area like an injury.
It sends more blood to the area to stimulate the natural healing process. Some people theorize that cupping clears the pores and releases toxins.
What does cupping treat?
People mostly use cupping to relieve conditions that cause pain. Some people say it also helps with chronic (ongoing) health issues. Cupping may ease symptoms of:
Arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Back pain, neck pain, knee pain and shoulder pain.
Breathing problems, such as asthma.
Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel disease (IBD).
Headaches and migraines.
High blood pressure (hypertension).