Dr. Mayie Deshmukh
Cupping is a method of stimulating Acupuncture points by applying glass cups that create a suction on the skin in which a partial vacuum is created.This technique produces blood congestion at the site, and thus stimulates blood flow. Cupping is commonly used for low backache, sprains, soft tissue injuries, common cold symptoms and to help relieve fluid from the lungs in bronchitis.
The blood flow is stimulated, the blood that is flowing into the affected areas comes with fresh oxygen and nutrients.
As a result, the affected areas will be repaired and cured of damage and illness. Also, the therapies also boost the lymph flow
which carries away impurities. Thus, the area is cleansed from those impurities.
Cupping involves creating a negative pressure inside small cups that are attached to the patient’s body. The cups in cupping are made of glass, wood, horns, bamboo and medical grade silicone. A session of acupuncture and cupping typically lasts for about 20 to 30 minutes.