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Cupping Therapy


Cupping Therapy is an antique form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts certain cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. This suction is thought to improve the flow of energy in the body and promote healing. A regional suction is created on the skin within the application of heated cups. Its practice mainly occurs in Asia but also in Eastern Europe, the middle east, and Latin America.

What is cupping therapy?

Cupping therapy is one of the oldest and most considerably effective methods of releasing toxins from body tissue and organs. It is also known as vacuum cupping, hijama cupping, horn therapy, etc. It is a method in which the therapist puts special cups on the skin to create suction. This causes the tissue under the cup to be drawn up and swell causing an increase in the blood flow to the affected area. Enhanced blood flow beneath the cups draws impurities and toxins out from the nearby tissues and organs toward the surface for elimination.

Cupping improves blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This might relieve muscle tension, which could also improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It could also help to form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue. People use cupping to complement their consideration for a host of symptoms and conditions.

What conditions can cupping treat?

Cupping has been used to treat a broad variety of conditions. It may also be particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains. Since the cups may also be applied to major acupressure points, the practice is possibly effective at treating digestive issues, skin issues, and other conditions commonly treated with acupressure therapy. Cupping therapy is indicated for both benefit patients and those suffering from ailments.

Cupping therapy may assist with the following conditions, among others:

Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia

Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia

Fertility and gynecological disorders

Skin problems such as eczema and acne

High blood pressure


Anxiety and depression

Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma

Varicose veins

How can Vigor Physiotherapy can help you

People have used cupping therapy to relieve pain, headaches and other symptoms for thousands of years. While there’s not a lot of research to back up claims of success, cupping seems to work for some people — and it doesn’t carry a lot of risks. Still, you should talk to our physiotherapist before trying cupping or any alternative therapy.