"I use cupping regularly with all my patients to treat back pain, shoulder pain, anxiety, recovery from radiotherapy, anxiety, fibromyalgia, smoking cessation etc. and I've often utilised it on the legs to treat sciatica. Lots of patients' I treat absolutely love cupping!"
I do cupping therapy massage often in conjunction with acupuncture treatments. Heated glass cup(s) are placed on the skin and form a vacuum, and then I might glide the cup over the skin and/or leave the cups static on certain acupuncture points depending on the patients' diagnosis.
The primary aim of cupping therapy is to move Blood and Qi. It has a multi-function action. For instance, it can treat pain, improve the metabolism, improve blood microcirculation, activate the lymphatic system and the toxin elimination process, tone up the skin, and remove pathogenic factors.
Cupping therapy is like a massage and effective for chronic headaches, dizziness, stiff shoulders, fatigue, back pain etc. These are said to derive from anxiety, worry and bodily pain. It's suitable for treatment of pains, inflammatory conditions, diseases of the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems, weakness of the muscles, sports injuries, high blood pressure, the common cold, emotional conditions and cosmetic purposes such as treating cellulite and during weight loss programmes.