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What Do Medical Studies Say About Cupping Therapy?
Cupping is one of the popular and ancient Chinese therapies specially used for relieving chronic & acute pain. In this process, cups (glass or plastic) are placed on several muscular points of your body. Cupping therapy helps to reduce stiffness, muscular tension, cold, lung conditions, etc. Nowadays, cupping therapy has become very popular in Brisbane. According to the professionals, the aftereffect of cupping therapy is relaxing. It improves both blood circulation (Xue) & blood circulation (Qi). Lymph circulation is also improved by this process. In this blog, we are going to discuss what do medical studies say about cupping therapy?
How does cupping therapy work?
According to professional cupping experts, the cupping method is generally classified into 2 types. They include dry cupping therapy & wet cupping therapy. During both cupping processes, the expert starts putting a flammable object like herbs, paper or alcohol in a glass or plastic cup & setting it on fire. After that, he or she puts it upside down on the skin. After the treatment, you will get a bandage or an antibiotic ointment for preventing infection. Skin will start looking normal and fresh within 10 to 12 days. Therapists believe that this therapy can remove toxins and harmful substances from the skin and make the skin brighter.
What does medical research say about cupping?
True, there is no scientific evidence of cupping therapy but many research and studies show that this therapy is helpful. Experts also say cupping can help to remove acne, chronic pain & herpes zoster. Some people also believe that cupping therapy can be effective for
- Rheumatic diseases like fibromyalgia & arthritis
- Gynecological & fertility disorders
- Blood disorders like hemophilia & anemia
- High blood pressure
- Skin issues like acne & eczema
- Anxiety & depression
- Asthma & allergies
Apart from that, many Chinese and Australian researchers say that cupping therapy can be effective for those who have several diseases like cervical spondylosis, facial paralysis, etc.
Side effects of cupping therapy
Cupping therapy is a safe and painless process. Trained professionals do this process with care. But there are some temporary side effects that you may experience after the treatment. They include
- Mild discomfort
- Skin infection
Definitely, these side effects are not permanent. They will be recovered within 1 to 2 days. Professionals also use some numbing cream for avoiding these side effects.
It is concluded that this ancient Chinese therapy can be a very effective process. It will make your skin acne and pain-free. If you would like to get this treatment, consult with your therapist.