The suction cup is shaped like a bell or a bubble and is usually made of glass, bamboo or plastic. The principle consists in extracting the air from the suction cups by inserting a compress or other dedicated support which is burned.
The combustion will cause a vacuum of air which will allow the suction cup to adhere to the skin by a suction effect. This suction action will allow the capillary blood vessels and the pores of the skin to dilate.
In traditional Chinese medicine, depending on the patient's pathology, the acupuncturist places the cups on specific areas of the body.
Cupping therapy has always been used in traditional Chinese medicine.
THE BENEFITS OF CUPPING THERAPY
If the cupping technique is booming, it is because the results are there! The field of action of cupping is vast. Thanks to the localized swelling, tired muscles recover very quickly and the aching parts of the body are relieved more quickly.
It has a draining, anti-inflammatory effect, promotes blood circulation, supports the lymphatic system, improves venous return, releases accumulated toxins, relieves chronic pain, cramps and aches.
Cupping is a non-invasive technique that can also be used in place of other treatments such as needles.