Ancient Medicine

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Cupping

    Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of causing local congestion by draws up the underlying tissues. A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by heat or suction to minimize circulating toxins by drawing them into the skin.  It using a glass, ceramic, bamboo, or plastic cup. According to traditional Chinese medicine, cupping can remove “wind” that is believed to cause the aches in your body, and improves the flow of Qi (your vital life force).  

    Cupping  can be a powerful healing tools used to treat physical pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles or connective tissues, muscle knots,  swelling,  It can also helps cold, cough, bronchitis, headaches,  and emotional tension as well.

    When the cup is left in place on the skin for a few minutes, blood stasis is formed and localized healing takes place. The red marks are not permanent and will fade and eventually disappear in about a week. 

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