Have you heard about cupping therapy? It seems like everyone is into cupping these days, whether that be pro-athlete, such as Michael Phelps, or people who just want their health to be at an optimal level.
Cupping therapy is a traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern practice that people use to treat a variety of conditions. It involves placing cups at certain points on a person’s skin. A practitioner creates suction in the cups, which pulls against a person’s skin. Cupping is a great alternative low-risk treatment that can improve your health.
Here are the top 5 benefits of cupping:
Gives you more Energy
Due to suction, cupping improves overall blood flow throughout the body. This, in turn, can give you more energy.
Calms the Nervous System
Cupping can be an alternative option to massage. It calms the nervous system, providing great relaxation overall. Besides relaxation, it can also help reduce depression and anxiety.
Like mentioned before, cupping improves the overall blood circulation in the body. This also helps to detoxify anything that doesn’t need to be there (i.e. common cold).
There are some evidence in multiple different studies that have concluded that cupping does reduce some pain. A few studies have been conducted, showed that cupping did reduce neck and back pain; however, more research needs to be done.
Helps with Recovery
Cupping helps to stretch muscles and connective tissues. It also helps to reduce inflammation, which can help with recovery after a workout or a sports game.
If you’re curious about how cupping can help you or want to try it yourself, call us at (443) 312-9560.