Traditional Dry Cupping Therapy
Cupping therapy has been carried out all over the world through many cultures. There are mainly two kinds of therapy. These are dry and wet cupping. Cupping has been recognised to be very effective in curing illnesses and is still used today. We will be focusing on dry cupping.
What is the procedure for dry cupping?
The technique for dry cupping is where suction is generated on certain points on a person’s body. This suction may be formed by using heat to warm cups so that the air that is cooling inside the cup produces a vacuum that pulls the skin upwards. Suction can also be generated by using an air pump to lure air of the cup. Nowadays therapists use glass cups so that they can see what is happening to the skin. Silicone cups of medical grade quality can also be used as they are flexible to use.
What are the effects of dry cupping?
Dry cupping can cause some redness on the skin and swelling may appear from where the fluid and blood gather underneath the skin. Cupping is painless, you may be aware of a pinching like feeling followed with tranquillity. Sometimes blisters may pop up and the therapist may say that this is a sign that the procedure has gone well and has successfully targeted the area you are experiencing problems with.
Before and after the dry cupping treatment
The therapist may use some creams or oils to massage into the skin before carrying out the dry cupping treatment. After the treatment, the therapist may use hydration or massage to ease swelling and reduce redness. Generally redness will go away by itself within a couple of days.
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