Cupping is a therapy in which a vacuumed cup is placed onto the affected area or body part for treatment purposes. It exerts suction pressure on the surface of the body and increases blood flow to the area inside the cup and stimulates muscle tissues. Cupping is also used to release toxins from the tissues and activate the lymphatic system.
In cupping, the suction from the cups increases circulation to the area where the cups are placed and the additional blood flow to that area can help relieve muscle tension and promote cell repair.
We have organs that remove toxins from your blood. However, our modern lifestyle overloads the body with toxins, so cupping gives a helping hand and a boost to the body in releasing those toxins. Focused blood flow helps the body by flushing built-up toxins through the lymphatic system (responsible for eliminating the body’s toxins and waste).
At Holcombe Health Clinic, we use cupping in conjunction with other treatments to complement and enhance the treatment process, thereby helping to relax the stiff muscles.