As summer comes to a close and the weather grows chilly, it gets harder and harder to go out for a run. Well, what if we said you can still take care of your body without having to lift a muscle. The answer is cupping therapy, a form of alternative medicine that can have tremendous benefits on your health –– and, even better, is well-suited for colder climates. Let us tell you more.
The basics of cupping therapy
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine that can be traced back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, one of the many civilizations to practice and benefit from this ameliorative practice. Fast-forward to the present and you find that cupping therapy is still widely practiced in all corners of the world.
In short, cupping therapy basically consists of placing special suction cups on your skin. The way the suction works is by momentarily setting the cups on fire and, once the fire goes out, placing the cups upside down on your skin. The change in temperature will provide a suction function that will eventually cause your blood vessels to expand, making your skin rise and redden. As the blood vessels expand, more oxygen circulates throughout your body and facilitates plenty of health benefits.
The healing properties of cupping therapy
Cupping has the effect of increasing blood flow throughout your body by expanding your blood vessels. This, in turn, can create all kinds of positive side-effects for your health. For example, cupping therapy has a proven record of successfully treating ailments such as allergies and bronchial congestions, just to name a few.
If you’re afraid of putting a warm cup on your skin, rest assured that the practice is entirely safe. It is important, however, to only receive cupping treatments from trusted professionals who know what they are doing –– you risk having an unpleasant and even dangerous experience if you receive treatment from inexperienced hands.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some questions commonly asked by those interested in cupping therapy.
Are cupping sessions painful?
The answer is no. To the contrary, cupping therapy can provide a pleasant sensation that feels particularly good on cold days.
How many sessions do I need?
Every treatment plan varies depending on your specific needs. Your practitioner will develop a schedule for you after your inculcation.
How do I get started?
If you reside in Orange, California, or anywhere in the Los Angeles area, you want to visit Greg Maruki Acupuncture. Our office is staffed by trusted professionals who will handle you with care. Give us a call today: 714-532-2827.