“it Has Not Been Submitted To Clinical Trials, But There Have Certainly Been Satisfied Customers For 3,000 Years.” The Cups Are Often Placed On The Back, Neck, And Shoulders Or The Site Of Pain.

.>Even hands, wrists, legs, and ankles can be 'cupped,' thus applying the healing to specific organs that correlate with these points. Reviving ancient remedies – Perfectly circular bruises are adorning the bodies of Olympians in Rio this summer -- particularly among swimmers such as Michel Phelps pictured -- after the sudden popularity of cupping, an ancient therapy practice as far back at the 6th century. Sometimes therapists use silicone cups, which they can move from place to place on your skin for a  massage alike effect. It also gives them greater control over the amount of suction. One of the traditional indications for cupping is dispelling cold in the channels.  We offer a wide range of products including cups, DVDs, oils, machines, and more.  The earliest use of cupping that is recorded is from the famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong 281–341 A.D..  A more modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. Its original use was to relieve pressure, reduce swelling and also enhance overall blood flow in the brain and improve well-being. In this process, the skin is cut and the blood is pooled into the suction cup. It is thought to affect tissues up to four inches deep from the external skin.

This complements many health modalities ranging from spa treatments and medical massage to chiropractic, physical and occupational therapies. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. “It has not been submitted to clinical trials, but there have certainly been satisfied customers for 3,000 years.” The cups are often placed on the back, neck, and shoulders or the site of pain.