Cupping therapy is an ancient, Chinese, deep-tissue healing technique that’s simple, effective and non-invasive. It is often used in conjunction with Acupuncture treatment but can also be used alone.
How does it work?
Cupping uses glass cups on various points around the body, usually on the back. These create a vacuum suction on the skin and as they are gently moved around, the tension helps regulate the flow of blood to the joints and muscles in the affected area and encourages energy to flow freely around the body.
How does it help?
Cupping opens up the pores of the skin to release toxins, and also stimulates the sensory nerves.It is suitable for treating pain, digestive, circulatory and respiratory conditions and skin disorders. Back and neck pains, stiff muscles and rheumatism can all often benefit.
At Cambourne Acupuncture, Jane offers the 10 classic methods of cupping, including cupping over acupuncture needles and Moxa cupping, where warming herbs are applied to acupuncture needles and then cupped.