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Cupping -

CUPPING

Cupping is an ancient technique used to stimulate and clear Qi/Blood along the same meridians used in acupuncture and acupressure. The practitioner uses a flame to create a vacuum inside a heavy glass dome, or "cup," then applies the cup to your back and other areas. The cups adhere to the skin through suction, drawing blood to the body's outermost capillaries to be recirculated throughout the body.
Using three or four cups at a time, the practitioner moves the cups along the body for a few minutes, sometimes resting on specific acupuncture points. Occasionally the suction created by the cups will leave mild redness or marking that usually disappears within 24 to 72 hours.
In most cases, Dr. Wheeler recommends cupping as a regular part of pre-treatment preparation. Cupping is particularly effective in improving circulation, clearing cold or flu congestion, and treating other conditions characterized by stagnation.

 

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