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Cuppping Therapy

The use of medical grade glass cups and a heat source (typically fire), to produce a vacuum which is applied to the skin to enhance circulation and reduce physical tension.

Cupping Therapy involves the use of medical grade blown glass cups used to created a vacuum, applied to the skin to assist with circulation, myofascial release and to benefit the sinews and viscera. This is achieved typically with the use of a flame which is quickly inserted then removed from the cup, which forms a vacuum inside the cup to be applied to the skin. There are many variations of cupping technique, which are prescribed according to your presenting symptoms and diagnosis. Your clinician will be able to guide you what is best suited for you at your appointment.

Cupping Therapy administration showing glass cups applied to a naked back, using a flame source to create a vacum in the cup before application (known as fire cupping).

The benefits

Cupping Therapy assist with circulation, myofascial release and to benefits the sinews and viscera.

 

Directly assisting the movement and profusion of Blood and Qi through the tissues of the body, Cupping Therapy can be of great benefit alleviating pain and movement limitation but also has wider application in Chinese Medicine dealing with complications of heat and cold syndromes.

Cupping Therapy administration showing glass cups applied to a naked back, using a flame source to create a vacum in the cup before application (known as fire cupping).

Standard consultation

Typically, Cupping Therapy will be employed alongside other treatments such as Tuina, massage or Acupuncture for the greatest benefit.

 

For this reason, Cupping Therapy is not offered as a standalone consultation.

Additional Information

In the course of applying treatment, Cupping Therapy may leave marking on the skin akin to bruising. Country to popular belief, this is not an objective of, but a consequence of Cupping Therapy. There are many factors which can contribute to this and everyone responds differently to treatment, and these will be discussed with you at your appointment to determine treatment suitability.

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