Despite numerous contraindications, cupping treatment is widespread due to the effectiveness and cheapness of this procedure. This technique is based on simple laws of physics and has been used for a long time: useful properties of cupping favorably affect the human body, strengthening the immune system and stimulating the work of the internal organs.

Cupping is said to eliminate inflammatory processes, pain syndromes and improve the immune function.
The principle of cupping is as follows: a vacuum is created inside the cup, due to which it sucks the skin. Thanks to the pressure that it’s created, blood circulation and movement of lymph are accelerated. The force of the impact is so great that the processes are activated not only in the skin, but also in tissues located much deeper.

The therapeutic effect of cupping is related to the principle of their work. Adhering to the body, the cups enhance the flow of blood to the area covered by it, due to this, the cells of the body are renewed, the blood circulation is stimulated and the metabolism is normalized.

Pain relief

Cupping relieves chronic pain in the lower back and cervical spine. If after several sessions the pain does not disappear, it will definitely become less pronounced.

Stimulation of internal organs

The human body is a complex interconnected system, each internal organ has its own zone on the body, for example, pain in the shoulder region signals problems with the kidneys. If you know which zones are responsible for specific organs, the work of the internal organs is stimulated by placing the cups in appropriate places.

Treatment of bacterial and viral illnesses

Herpes, viral hepatitis, influenza, acne, cellulitis and dermatitis are all health issues that can also be alleviated with cupping therapy. Cupping treatment works on various bodily systems at the same time. In our neurological system, the neurotransmitters like serotonin, endorphins and dopamine are all released with this therapy. The temporary skin irritation triggers the immune function which in turn increases interferons and increases the lymphatic fluid flow.

Reduces the likelihood of suffering from cardiovascular diseases

Heart failure, systolic hypertension, leg blood clots, arrhythmia and even heart attack and myocardial infarction can be reduced by using cupping therapy as was reported in an Egyptian-Arabian study.

Decreased headaches

Migraines and headaches can be so intense that people can miss going work and have financial impact as a result the pain they experience. Also, people may miss out on important social activities or hobbies that they enjoyed because of such chronic headaches. But the good news is that cupping treatments work to improve the health of people dealing with migraines and headaches.

Even though cupping therapy has gained popularity among famous sportsmen, a lot of critics claim that this method has no place in the modern medicine since there are only risks and no beneficial effects.

There is no evidence that suggests that cupping is beneficial or detrimental to a person. Some people believe that cupping has a placebo effect and just triggers feelings of well-being, rather than really fixing any issues or reducing the pain a person experiences. At the moment, there is a lot of research on cupping therapy and the benefits and risks to an individual’s health.

Consult your doctor before starting a cupping therapy or any other kind of complementary or alternative medicine.