Cupping is a well-known method for the relief of tensions or to alleviate pain. The so-called cupping glass is used. These spherical vessels are made of glass and have different diameters. This can be between 3 and 6 cm. They are intended to act on the affected sites by means of reduced pressure and to achieve their effect. The procedure is not new, but has been known for several thousand years.
How does the method work?
The treatment should always be carried out by a qualified person / doctor. This puts the glasses with the opening facing down, to certain areas of the skin. The required vacuum is achieved by heat or suction of the air. The circulation of the body is stimulated and the healing powers can unfold their effect. Originally, the effect was explained by the flow of the bodily fluid. If these are in imbalance, the juices should be stimulated to flow again with the help of the cupping glass. In this way, blockages and pain could be treated.
How do you treat the cupping glass?
First, the exact location at which the muscle hardening is present must be felt. For example, you can slowly drive your fingers over your back. In some cases, dry cupping is also used, in which the cupping glass is placed directly on the affected areas. Typically, however, the air in the cupping glass is previously heated and then placed on the skin. If the air inside the interior cools down, the vacuum is generated, the vessels are dilated and the circulation is stimulated.
Where can cupping help?
Anyone who is subjected to cupping will usually find this method very beneficial and relaxing. As they relieve the tension caused by the negative pressure and the stimulated blood circulation, the affected persons feel great relief later in pain, stress or fatigue. Cupping can also be used for colds, back problems or menstrual problems. However, it should be noted that cupping is not a miracle cure and can not replace classic school medicine. In addition, small bruises are left behind on the skin after cupping, the areas often also being somewhat sensitive to pain. For the effect to unfold optimally, should not be showered after treatment for four hours. Moreover, the cupping glass is not placed in the same place during the next treatment. For people who are taking coagulation inhibitors, this method is not recommended as unpleasant side effects may occur.