Cupping therapy

is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction.

Traditional Cupping

uses flame with glass cups. Heating of the cups was the method uses to obtain suction. The hot air in the cups has a low density and, as the cups cool with the opening sealed by the skin, the pressure within the cups declines, sucking the skin into it. in this case, the cups are hot and have a stimulating effect.


Myofascial Cupping

at the end of the 20 century, another method of suction was developed in which a valve was constructed at the top of the jar and a small handle-operated pump is attached so that the practitioner could suction out air without relying on fire.

This is giving greater control over the amount of suction and avoiding some hazards.


Benefit of cupping therapy

– Prevent scarring (fibrosis) of local areas
– Correct and align collagen during the repair phase
– Assist in the reduction of localised inflammation and aid in the recovery by   increasing nutrient-rich blood supply to injured area
– Reduced sympathetic nerve activities = Promotes Relaxation
– Passively stretch muscles
– Draws blood from deep to superficial tissue resulting in the nourishment of the skin
– Improves digestion
– Helps Treat Respiratory Issues and Colds
– Increased immune function


Cupping therapy as a remedial modality

– Myofacial therapy
– Trigger point therapy
– Cross fibre technique
– Manual Lymph drainage
– Treatment of respiratory complaints with chest and thoracic techniques