Fire Cupping Therapy ~ An Ancient Technique 

Chinese Cupping Therapy

 

Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment that has been used for thousands of years. 

Cupping is like a reverse massage where the cups pull the skin, muscles and tissues upwards.

BENEFITS

  • Reduces adhesions in the fascia which increases blood flow to the surrounding areas.

  • Increases lymphatic circulation

  • Helps relieve pain

  • Feels incredibly relaxing

  • Pulls pathogens and toxins that linger deep in the body's tissues.


USED FOR:

 

  • Relieving neck, shoulder and back tension

  • Decreasing coughs and congestion

  • Clearing allergy symptoms (sneezing, congestion, runny nose, itchiness)

  • Reducing red, itchy skin conditions

  • Increasing circulation to warm body, clear inflammation or swelling

METHOD

To create the vacuum required in cupping I use the fire cupping method.

Fire cupping uses an open flame to create low air pressure inside glass cups
the flame is quickly removed and the cup is placed on the skin
as the air inside the cup cools, it contracts and draws the skin into the cup. This is a painless procedure.

 

Skin markings or slight bruises are common after fire cupping but not as common with suction cupping. The markings usually disappear after 2-4 days.

*This treatment is usually combined with an acupuncture or acupressure session.

Monita Triplett RA.c, RHN -

Squamish Acupuncture and Holistic Nutrition

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