How Does Suction Cup Therapy Work?
Suction cup therapy is an alternative medicine that has been used for thousands of years. It works by placing suction cups on a person’s body and then using a pump to create a vacuum. This method increases blood flow and is believed by many to help balance the yin and yang (positive and negative) of our bodies.
There are two types of suction cup therapy – dry cupping which only involves suction and wet cupping which also includes controlled medicinal bleeding. Our facility only utilizes dry cupping. To introduce you to this particular form of physical therapy, we’ve put together some of the major benefits:
Although your body has organs that remove toxins on a regular basis, their job is more difficult these days due to the nature of what many ingest and the lifestyle in which we live. By increasing blood flow through the use of cupping, you’ll help facilitate the elimination of these toxins. This works by giving your lymphatic system, which is responsible for eliminating toxins and waste, a bit of a boost.
The stress level for millions of people across the country seems to be at an all-time high. This is one reason cupping and similar methods have become so popular in recent years. Each cupping session is a very relaxed, calming process. The increased blood flow relieves tight muscles and engages your parasympathetic nervous system. This action slows your heart rate and allows for deep relaxation.
Many fans of cupping turn to it because of its effect on scars, stretch marks, and cellulite. By increasing your blood flow, this activates your lymphatic system, disposes of toxins, and removes excess fluid – all three of which can reduce the appearance of scarring. In fact, scars and stretch marks can be reduced even in areas of your body where the cups haven’t been placed.
Improve Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are a very common, bothersome condition that can make your legs, feet, and sometimes other parts of your body unattractive. They’re caused by valves inside your veins that don’t effectively push blood back toward your heart. Spider veins fall under the same category and are the result of a damaged vein or burst blood vessel. The increased blood flow that you get from cupping will help treat these problem areas.
Clear Up Congestion
Cupping has been found to be very effective in reducing congestion because it brings oxygen-rich blood toward your lungs and respiratory muscles. This is typically achieved by placing the cups on your back. The therapist may put them on your chest, as well. If you have sinus congestion, the cups may be placed on your face to clear it up. It’s even been proven effective with reducing the effects of asthma.
Cupping also activates the parasympathetic nervous system as a way to improve the digestive tract. This is quite effective in clearing colon blockages, increasing blood flow through your organs, and relieving indigestion. This is typically done by placing cups over the abdomen, which will improve contractions that push food through the digestive tract.
Contact East West Healing Solutions for Suction Cup Therapy Sessions
East West Healing Solutions has had great success with the use of suction cup therapy for many years. If you would like to set up a cupping session or have any questions about this particular technique, our wellness studio or any of our other services, please reach out to us by calling (727) 216-3972 today.