Why Would I Choose Cupping?
Generally, cupping is combined with acupuncture, but it can also be used alone. Cupping at Sage Wellness is often used for pain and circulatory issues. It can be used to loosen muscles, benefit blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Quite often it is directed to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. Especially useful for athletes is cupping’s potential to relieve muscle spasms and lower blood pressure.
More benefits of Chinese cuppings historically has been for lung conditions. It is used to clear mucus and congestion, or help a person’s asthma. In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping has been used.
Cupping’s detoxifying effect on skin and circulatory system is also significant, with a visible improvement in skin color after three to five treatments. This also has a beneficial affect on the immune system. Cupping removes toxins and improves blood flow through the veins and arteries.
Cupping also affects the digestive system. A few benefits include an improved metabolism, relief from constipation, a healthy appetite, and stronger digestion. A 2015 report published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine noted cupping as an effective method of treating acne, pain, facial paralysis, cervical spondylosis, and herpes zoster.
Most people are very surprised how transformed and relaxed they feel after a short cupping session. Tension is released, breathe is deeper and circulation is flowing. It is often compared to the feeling after a dreamy deep tissue massage. If performed prior to the acupuncture session it also has the ability to clear blocked pathways so the acupuncture treatment is able to work more effectively as well.
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