Cupping therapy is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice that involves suctioning or vacuuming sections of the body. The cups are heated by swabbing rubbing alcohol on the bottom and then lighting the cup. It can also be done by placing an inverted cup over a flame to aid in suctioning.
Glass cups are warmed with a flame to create a vacuum. When placed over a specific area, the vacuum anchors the cup to the skin and pulls it upward. Drawing up the skin supports the opening of skin pores. This helps to mobilize the blood flow in the body, balances the flow of qi and supports the removal of toxins from the body. Cupping therapy is one of the effective TCM methods that you can try to relax after a particularly stressful time.
Cupping has been reported to be useful with various health conditions and diseases such as:
– TMJ dysfunction
– Lung inflammation and congestion
– Poorly nourished skin and muscle tissue
– Diabetes, Stagnant lymph & edema
– Neuralgia, Rheumatism
– Chronic pain
– Insomnia, Migraine, Headaches, Parkinson’s Disease
– Poor circulation, high blood blood pressure
Balance Health offers cupping therapy Hong Kong sessions to support you with your holistic journey. Contact us and learn more about cupping and other Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments from our certified practitioners such as acupuncture, facial acupuncture, moxibustion, nutritional coaching, gua sha and more. We also provide virtual consultations for your TCM concerns and needs.
Check out the videos below of the actual cupping session conducted by Balance Health TCM doctor Michelle Zhang and the answers to common questions about cupping benefits and other TCM inquiries.