Cupping has become a part of the practice of many massage therapists and other alternative health practitioners. The method includes heating up small glass cups and then putting them on the skin.

Next, they are being pulled away from the body to help loosen and relax muscles by promoting blood flow.

It is kind of the inverse of massage and it makes sense. The suction uses pressure to pull the skin, tissue, and muscles upwards, instead of applying pressure to muscles. Here is why you should try cupping!

Pain relief

This is one of the main reasons why people use cupping. Cupping offered positive effects for relieving cancer pain compared to analgesics and anti-cancer drugs, showed the results from an analysis of multiple trials.

During cupping the pressure is applied to pain points and that helps to increase blood flow. Cupping help release tissues deep within the body, relax tense muscles and ease stiffness.

Relieve cold, cough and allergy symptoms

This method can help stimulate the lungs to help clear out phlegm. Cupping can help speed the process to relieve one of nasty colds, cough and allergy symptoms. Moreover, it helps boost immune function by moving blood and lymphatic fluid throughout the body.

Promotes relaxation

Cupping is soothing as it helps to lift the pressure from tense muscles. Simply by allowing a practitioner to apply the therapy has positive effects on well-being. The cups generally remain for as long as 20 minutes after being placed on the skin. That forces one to be still and silent, putting them into a more relaxed state as it sedates the central nervous system.

Improve skin conditions

In the case of acne, suction is applied to the affected area and to treat eczema, suction is applied on points on the body. For a cellulite treatment, cupping starts after the oil is applied to the skin. Then, the cups are suctioned and moved around to bring heat to the area.

Relieving digestive disorders

The stress-relieving effects of cupping are those that play the biggest role in relieving symptoms of digestive disorders. A healthy digestion is linked to stress, tension, and anxiety. If these conditions are present you’ll feel bloated and constipated.

Try cupping which will help get things moving along. It will relax you and the systems will function normally again. It is effective for water retention, diarrhea, stomach cramps, gastritis, and loos of appetite.