Cupping therapy, rooted in time-honoured medical traditions, is a form of alternative treatment widely practiced across diverse cultures for centuries. Recently, it has seen a resurgence in its recognition and acceptance. The therapeutic approach involves positioning cups on specific areas of the skin to generate suction, a process understood to promote healing through stimulating blood circulation and evoking a targeted immune response.
The unique mechanism of cupping therapy involves creating a negative pressure or suction against the skin. Cups, usually made of glass, silicone, bamboo, or earthenware, are placed on targeted areas of the body. Heat or a manual pump creates a vacuum within the cup, pulling the skin upwards and expanding the blood vessels. This vacuum effect results in the distinct, circular marks often associated with this therapy.
While more research is needed to fully understand the scope and effectiveness of cupping therapy, it is commonly used for various conditions, including pain relief, inflammation reduction, increased blood circulation, relaxation, and overall well-being. It’s often used in conjunction with other treatment modalities like acupuncture and massage.
Cupping therapy is a versatile treatment method that can help alleviate various health conditions, primarily focused on pain relief and promoting relaxation. Below are some of the common conditions for which cupping is often used:
As an integrative therapy, cupping offers a unique approach to healing that complements other forms of treatment. Eastwood Physiotherapy Clinic’s trained practitioners provide cupping therapy in a safe, sterile, and professional environment, tailoring treatments to individual patient needs. By harnessing the power of this ancient modality, we aim to foster health and wellness in a holistic, patient-centred approach. Schedule an appointment.