Five bene ts of cup­ping ther­apy

In the Moment - - Wellbeing -

By draw­ing blood and nu­tri­ents to the treated area, cup­ping can help to re­duce sore­ness and speed up the heal­ing process in aching mus­cles, mak­ing it a good choice for ath­letes and those with mus­cu­loskele­tal prob­lems. Ac­cord­ing to the An­cient Greek physi­cian, Hip­pocrates, cup­ping was used to treat ‘the spread of pain’. Re­search cor­rob­o­rates this the­ory, in­di­cat­ing that it is bene cial for many types of pain, in­clud­ing headaches, neck pain and arthri­tis.

Cup­ping the ab­domen can help im­prove cir­cu­la­tion to the area, stim­u­late the di­ges­tive or­gans, and have a pos­i­tive ef­fect on con­sti­pa­tion and gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders.

Fa­cial cup­ping helps to pro­duce health­ier look­ing skin by draw­ing oxy­gen-rich blood to the face and ac­ti­vat­ing the lym­phatic sys­tem.

Feel­ing stressed? While it might not be an ob­vi­ous choice, cup­ping ther­apy is re­ported to pro­mote deep re­lax­ation.

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