Cupping Therapy has been derived from the ancient Chinese tradition and has been used to cure many ailments, without any corresponding side effects. This method aims at forming vacuum with the aid of glass or plastic cups. This cup is placed on the body and in turn localized congestion in created which helps in restoring the tissues of the body. Depending on the ailment and the body type, the pressure is created accordingly. This therapy is directed at finding the points or ‘Meridians’ through which energy flows into the body, accessing every gland or organ in the body, in turn nourishing and restoring it. This method provides an overall healing experience and promotes good health and healing
About Pasting Therapy:
Through suction, the skin is drawn into the cup by creating a vacuum in the cup placed on the skin over the targeted area. The vacuum can be created either by the heating and cooling of the air in the cup or via a mechanical pump. The cup is usually left in place for somewhere between five and fifteen minutes. It is believed by some to help treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling; however, the efficacy of this is unproven.
The effectiveness of cupping is difficult to determine as it is difficult to construct double blind or placebo-controlled clinical trial. Some claim cupping is an alternative treatment for cancer Broadly speaking there are two types of cupping: dry cupping and bleeding and/or wet cupping (controlled bleeding),..
Broadly speaking there are two types of cupping: dry cupping and bleeding and/or wet cupping (controlled bleeding), with wet cupping being more common.
The Neither have any verifiable health benefit. Preference varies with practitioners and cultures..
- Dry cupping: The cupping procedure commonly involves creating a small area of low air pressure next to the skin.
- Fire cupping: Fire cupping involves soaking a cotton ball in 99% alcohol. The cotton is then clamped by a pair of forceps and lit via match or lighter.
- Wet cupping : Wet cupping is also known as Al-Hijamah or medicinal bleeding. The first documented uses are found in the teachings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. According to Muhammad al-Bukhari, Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj Nishapuri and Ahmad ibn Hanbal.