Five bene ts of cupping therapy
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.