Cupping Therapy Brisbane
About cupping therapy
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy and is used to relieve acute and chronic pain. Glass or plastic cups are applied on various points of muscular parts of the body and is used to relieve muscular tension, stiffness, lung conditions and winter colds. The after effect of this treatment can be very relaxing.
The use of cupping in Traditional Chinese Medicine is to improve the circulation of both energy (Qi) and blood (xue), it can also improve lymph circulation.
After the cups have been applied, there may be some purple marks left on the skin, they can last up to a week, this confirms the area has deep-seated blood stagnation.
Oil is first applied to the area usually the back, once the suction has occurred the cups can be gently moved across the skin. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. For most patient's this is a particularly relaxing and relieving sensation. No pain should be felt.