Cupping therapy helps balance yin and yang within the body.
Cupping therapy involves placing cups on the skin to create suction.
The suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force.
Cupping helps balance yin and yang, or the negative and positive, within the body. Restoring balance between these two extremes is thought to help with the body’s resistance to pathogens as well as its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.
Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
Cupping has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions. It may be particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains.
Since the cups can also be applied to major acupressure points, the practice can be effective at treating digestive issues, skin issues, and other conditions commonly treated with acupressure.
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