What is Cupping?
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine, with written records dating back from 28 AD. Chinese medicine observes that cupping dispels stagnation of Blood and Chi, along with external pathogenic factors that invade a weakened constitution and lead to a weakened immune system.
In Traditional Fire Cupping, a flame is used to heat the air in a glass cup, which is then place on the client. As the air cools, negative pressure creates a vacuum which lifts the tissues into the cup. Other more modern forms of cupping use a manual vacuum pistol to create this suction. The MediCupping Therapy we offer differs from both these methods by using a machine to create the suction and pumping movements. The treatment consists of glass or plastic cups attached by a hose to a machine which creates suction on the body surface. The unique advantage of the MediCupping Therapy is the ability for the vacuum to be adjusted exactly within your pain tolerance.
Why so special?
One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the “separation” that the vacuum produces in tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue as well as the elimination of old waste and congestion. Along with the substantial health benefits of clearing old debris, the use of suction is invaluable in releasing soft tissue, scars, restricted fascia, and improving lymphatic drainage.
This therapy is well suited to those with tight or restricted fascia, scar tissue, adhesions and lymphatic congestion. It is especially beneficial for those recovering from injury or surgery or looking for an increase in athletic performance.