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Cupping Therapy: The Benefits from TCM

Cupping therapy isn't that commonly known, but it should be! Cupping is pretty much the inverse of massage and has great benefits for those who have cupping therapy as treatment.

Cupping originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and dates back from thousands of years. Although it has been around for centuries there is now evidence suggesting cupping delivers great benefits. Some of them being:

  • Removal of toxins and waste products from the body.

  • Relieve deep musculoskeletal pain

  • Detox and support lymphatic drainage

  • Improve blood circulation

  • Relieve stress

Cupping works by the use of suction. Glass, Bamboo or Plastic cups are placed on the area of the body and suction is applied which then lifts stagnated blood to the surface. Many people wonder what stagnated blood is. Think when the blood is lacking oxygen, this can be as a result of old injuries, repetitive movements, surgery, inactivity etc.. The suction allows the stagnated blood to be drawn from deep within the tissues to the surface of the skin for the body to them eliminate these toxins as waste products.

Cupping therapy can leave markings on the body. Although this isn't common in everyone, it happens in the majority of people and the extent of the markings depends on the amount of stagnated blood in the area. The markings look like bruises however they are pain free to touch and don't cause any problem. The markings can last between 3-7 days however may last longer depending on the severity of the stagnation.

Cupping is a pain free method, that can in fact be very relaxing for those who try it and is great for eliminating pain!

If you are interested in Cupping Therapy, contact us on 01482 654060 to book a treatment.

The Injury Clinic

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