This title is a famous Chinese saying supporting Traditional Chinese Medicine. It implies that with proper Acupuncture and Cupping techniques, most ailments can be successfully treated and even cured. Today we will be focusing on Cupping therapy which is a common technique used by Acupuncturists around the world.
Cupping has been used in China for thousands of years. It is a technique used to break up stagnation by drawing stuck Blood and Qi to the surface of the body.
“Where there is stagnation, there will be pain. Remove the stagnation, and you will remove the pain”. This old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from a blockage of not only Qi and blood but also phlegm, lymph and vital fluids in the body. Cupping therapy is a method of breaking up these blockages to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.
Cupping is generally combined with Acupuncture in one treatment, but it can be also used alone. The suction and negative pressure provided is intended to loosen muscles, encourage blood flow and sedate the nervous system. It is used often to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, and migraines.
Cupping is also valuable for the lungs. It has been shown to clear congestion from a common cold or to help control a person’s asthma. It can remove toxins and improve blood flow through the veins and arteries and is especially useful for athletes to relieve muscle spasms.
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