Here’s a great image from Facebook of Samuel L Jackson, yes none other than the famous actor Samuel L Jackson, getting cupping as part of his regular acupuncture session.
Cupping is described as;
…in Chinese medicine a therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction and believed to stimulate the flow of energy.
The process is quite simple and if you’ve never had it the entire session is very relaxing. Warm heated cups are placed along the meridians of the body, typically along the back.
The cup creates a vacuum which causes the skin to rise and redden and for the blood vessels to expand. The cup is generally left in place for five to ten minutes to get the full effect.
The effectiveness of cupping can vary from person to person, however a study in 2012 published in the journal PLoS ONE suggests that cupping therapy may have more than a placebo effect. Australian and Chinese researchers reviewed 135 studies on cupping therapy published between 1992 and 2010. They concluded that cupping therapy may be effective when combined with other treatments like acupuncture or medications in treating various diseases and conditions.
It should be noted however that cupping many be used as part of a therapy programme for lots of conditions.
So what are you waiting for? If you fancy trying cupping and seeing what it can do for you and your circulation then why not call the team at Acupuncture That Works today and book in a session. Call us now on 0800 051 76 88.