When we think about traditional Chinese medicine, the first thing that comes to our mind is “acupuncture.” Utilizing natural herbs to heal the body and mind is another essential element of Chinese medicine. However, cupping is a lesser known treatment and an integral part of Eastern medicine. Besides its healing properties, cupping therapy offers a relaxing and pleasant experience.
At our offices, Healthy Images offers traditional cupping treatment in Cave Creek. So, if you need this treatment, make sure to pay a visit to our clinic for an initial consultation.
What Is Cupping Therapy?
This term relates to a technique that involves the use of small bamboo jars or glass cups. These jars and glass cups act as suction devices, which are directly placed on the skin. The suction is created by the practitioner through various methods. One of the most common methods involves rubbing an alcohol-dipped swab on the bottom of the cup. The cup is then exposed to flame to light it up.
After that, the cup is placed on the skin in an inverted direction. Once the desired suction is achieved, the practitioner gently moves the cup over the skin. Cupping therapy works on the principle of being an inverse of massage therapy. Here, the pressure is not applied to muscles, but rather suction is used to pull the muscles upward.
Most of our patients who have experienced our cupping treatment have found it rather relaxing, soothing, and effective for relaxing and weight loss.