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Cupping therapy has been in practice since ancient times. To the ordinary person, it is a relatively new type of therapy. Here, the therapist uses cups to create a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation. Nowadays, cupping is gaining popularity because it is effective in treating many types of diseases. These include bronchitis, colds, migraines and many more. Of late, people even use it to remove wrinkles and to smooth the texture of the skin.

Cupping therapy is a form of bloodletting, and there are various methods to do this. It uses special cups, with heated air inside to create a partial vacuum. In ancient practice, they used incense to provide the heat. The cup is then placed against the patient's skin. The underlying tissue gets raised or sucked, partway into the cup. The practice is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove "heat," and pull out the toxins that linger in the body's tissues.

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Beneficial for Treating Gastrointestinal Issues

One can treat gastrointestinal disorders with cupping therapy. Our body has three powerhouses from which it draws its energy, the stomach, the intestines and the spleen. When any or all of these organs get compromised, the body's temperature will rise. This can bring about changes in the production of enzymes which will ultimately affect the whole body.

Ulcers and constipation are the most common digestive-related issues. Such disorders will need immediate medical attention; otherwise, they may lead to fatal conditions. The application of cupping can induce the secretion of vital digestive fluids. All these fluids can help in the better absorption of nutrients inside the digestive tract. This will also prevent the absorption of harmful agents into the bloodstream.

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Helps Reduce Weakness

When the body is sick or malnourished, expect the weakening of the body. Many conditions are hard to identify, even with the advent of modern medical procedures. Such illnesses could lead to the body's deterioration if left unchecked or untreated. The disease can start locally and can spread to all parts of the body.

The practice of cupping proves effective in treating weaknesses in the body. Many have recovered from fatigue using the therapy where nerves that have gone stiff become relaxed with cupping. As a result, blood now can get released to those parts of the body where they're needed the most.

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An Organic Way to Heal Rheumatic Diseases

Cupping therapy is also useful in the treatment of rheumatic diseases. These include lumbago, rheumatism, arthritis, and joint pain. The therapy becomes an agent that helps in the healthy blood flow.

This will then result in the normal distribution of nutrients, oxygen, vitamins throughout the body. Furthermore, the therapy can also benefit the muscles in matters of elasticity. The elasticity of joints is also enhanced when the flow of synovial fluids in them gets boosted.

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Treats High Fever

You can also treat fevers with cupping, and this has been a practice since ancient times. During those days, they thought fever was the result of "bad blood." Therefore, the doctors of old used cupping to take out the blood and ergo, were able to "cure" the fever. This was perhaps a coincidence, but a lucky one. These days, new studies have evidence that cupping therapy can drive out pathogens. Those who can cause a disturbance and pain in the body's internal equilibrium.

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Good for Nervous System

Cupping therapy can benefit the nervous system. Since the advent of various medical researchers, more diseases of the nervous system are being uncovered. A lot of those who suffer psychologically have problems that are difficult to identify and consequently, even more, challenging to treat.

The nervous system operates when neuron cells communicate with each other. As this happens, the brain can transmit the signals to the other body parts through the neuron cells. Cupping therapy can help by removing any brain congestion which can lead to complications. A healthy brain will transmit signals efficiently. Then the body will respond more efficiently as well.

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Fights off Skin Issues

You might want to consult a cupping professional if you have some skin problem. This maybe herpes, acne, boils and also something as common as pimples. All these are blood-related, and cupping is some bloodletting. Cupping has something to do with the production of lymph fluids which are essential in defending against bacteria and other pathogens.

When skin cells get purified, metabolic processes will function properly. With this, the way that the body's different glands function will likewise improve. One major purpose of this therapy is to release congested or sluggish blood. The therapy can also help in the elimination of harmful substances from the skin's outer layer.

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Pain Relief

Another condition treated through cupping since olden times is the pain, and there are many areas in the body to apply cupping. This therapy may provide relief by cupping for migraines, rheumatism, back pain, neck pain, and many more. Compared to analgesics, the relief from pain by cupping is more effective and faster.

Cupping aims for the deep tissues by generating suction, elevating the skin over the muscles. This action causes the blood vessels to expand, resulting in faster blood infusion to the different parts of the body. The blood brings with them the necessary oxygen and nutrients needed to heal damaged tissues caused by injuries.

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Helps Prevent Liver Disease

An unhealthy liver will not be able to perform its functions entirely. This can lead to blood storing extra sugar in the body which will raise blood sugar levels. With cupping therapy, the liver can detoxify blood effectively, and a healthy liver will not allow the blood to store extra sugar. That will maintain blood sugar levels.

The cupping therapy can also help maintain the body's optimum temperature. The liver's hepatic enzymes will start working adequately again which are essential in breaking down molecules quickly. A healthy liver is one that is disease-free

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Promotes Relaxation

A deep tissue massage and a cupping therapy can offer similar effects and benefits. The difference is that cupping will use reverse pressure. When tensed muscles get relaxed because of enhanced blood flow, you will feel relief from anxiety and stress.

Remove the energy that's blocked in the body, and you will feel it start to flow freely and relaxed as your nervous system becomes calmed and sedated. A cupping therapy session can usually last for about half an hour, and just the pure thought that your body is at rest has already a therapeutic effect.

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Enhances Blood Circulation

Cupping therapy or Hijama is the Arabic term for wet cupping and has been around since ancient times. Cupping eliminates blood congestion when blood flow is not consistent. All body parts will get affected because the circulatory system is responsible for supplying nutrients and oxygen to the body's different systems. When there is a disruption in its services, all systems will also get affected.

However, a healthy circulatory system will bring about normalcy in the body. Cupping can help in all these. There will be better immunity against different illnesses. There will be a proper stimulation of blood flow and an appropriate elimination of fluids responsible for inflammation and swelling in the various body parts.

Enhances Blood Circulation

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