Simple, safe, efficient for muscle and joint pain relief. This simple-to-use set allows you to practice cupping safely and efficiently. No need for fire or hand pumps, the silicone suction cups in this set create the low pressure used in traditional cupping treatments.
- Inner Diameter: 44mm (approx. 1¾")
- Outer Diameter: 65mm (approx. 2½")
- Height: 50mm (approx. 2")
- 10 silicone cups
Push down on the center table with your thumbs while pulling the rim up with your fingers to invert the silicone cup. It should be able to stay in this position on its own. Center and place the now exposed base onto the treatment area and push the rim back down toward the skin. The cup should flex back into it's original form, creating a low pressure suction effect on the skin. Generally, the cup is left in place for about 10 minutes (typical range is 5-15 minutes). The skin becomes reddened due to the congestion of blood flow. The cup is removed by gently lifting the top of cup while sliding your finger alongside the rim contacting your skin to allow some outside air to leak into it, which equalizes the pressure and releases it.
Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced by suctioning out air, so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. This treatment has some relation to certain massage techniques, such as the rapid skin pinching along the back that is an important aspect of tuina.
In that practice, the skin is pinched, sometimes at specific points, until redness is generated. Cupping is applied by acupuncturists to certain acupuncture points, as well as to regions of the body that are affected by pain where the pain is deeper than the tissues to be pulled. When the cups are moved along the surface of the skin, the treatment is somewhat like gua sha, a folk remedy of Southeast Asia which is often carried out by scraping the skin with a coin or other object with the intention of breaking up stagnation.
Movement of the cups is a gentler technique than gua sha, as a lubricant allows the cup to slide without causing as much of the subcutaneous bruising that is an objective of gua sha. Magnetic thick-gauge needles instead of the acupuncture needle. They are used with cup is applied over the site. This technique promotes blood circulation, remove stasis, and alleviate swelling and pain.
It is employed especially when there is a toxic heat syndrome and for a variety of acute ailments. Acupuncture cupping is called suction cup therapy. It helps you save time and money; you can use it any time, every day and no any side-effect, as if you have a physical therapist at home.
Used mainly to relieve muscle and joint pain, rheumatic diseases and to promote blood circulation and healing, cupping therapy is also traditionally used to treat blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia, fertility disorders, skin problems such as eczema and acne, high blood pressure, migraines, anxiety, depression, certain symptoms of allergies and asthma, headaches, and varicose veins among other disorders.