Cupping at MClinic

 
 
Cupping is a therapeutic method of putting glass cups (usually, but they can be made from wood too) on the body, which has been used for thousands of years in various cultures.
Cupping is used to ease the discomfort or pain in muscles or joints by drawing out toxins from the tissues or moving stagnation in the affected area. Stress, tension or old injuries can create stagnation in the muscles and impair proper Qi, as well as blood and lymph circulation. The body’s inability to expel external or internal pathogenic factors can also be helped by using cupping.
Cupping enhances local blood circulation and lymph flow by creating a strong suction, which pulls in the muscles under the cup and affects the capillary blood flow.
Easing of the pain, tension or tightness, looser joints or muscles, faster and more efficient healing of the old injury, lesser pain and aches are some of the therapeutic effects of the cupping treatment.
 
Effects of cupping therapy:
  • Aids in detoxification of the tissues
  • Stimulates organ reflex zones on the skin
  • Loosens painful and tight muscles
  • Increases blood circulation, metabolism, and lymph flow
 
Cupping is often included as a part of an acupuncture session.
Cups remain affixed for 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the condition being treated.
 
Does cupping hurt?

Cupping creates a unique sensation of suction. There is a pulling sensation at the skin and muscle layer that results in a tight feeling under the cups. It’s also very relaxing.
The area under the cups may become slightly bruised, as strong suction may break some local capillaries. However, this type of bruising is not painful and will disappear within a few days.