Simple, safe, efficient for muscle and joint pain relief. This 6-cup vacuum set allows you to practice cupping safely and efficiently in the comfort of your own home. It does away with the traditional use of fire in favor of a dry-cupping method. The hand pump creates the vacuum necessary for the treatment's effects.
Approximate inner diameters for each of the 6 included cups
- 6 clear plastic cups in various sizes
- 1 hand pump with attachment nozzle
- 1 extension hose
- 1 extra/secondary attachment nozzle
- 1 extra release valve set
- 1 small manual
- Select the appropriate size cup for the area being treated and attach the cup to the hand pump by inserting the tip of the cup into the attachment nozzle of the pump.
- Hold cup against the treatment area so that there is skin contact all along the edge of the cup. Squeeze the handle of the hand pump to lower the pressure inside the cup, producing a suction effect, until you can see the upper layer of skin raised into the clear cup.
- Remove the cup from the attachment nozzle. Repeat if necessary with other cups on other treatment areas.
- If the treatment area is difficult to reach with the cup attached directly to the hand pump, you can use the included extension hose for more flexible maneuvering. Just attach one end of the hose to the attachment nozzle of the hand pump and attached the included secondary nozzle to the other end. Then insert the tip of the intended cup to the secondary nozzle and continue as normal.
- 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 plug on top of the cup. This allows air to fill the cup again, equalizing the pressure and releasing the cup.
Notes: Some minimal amount of discomfort during treatment is normal, but if it is too painful, release the cup immediately. Do not use directly on the spine.
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.
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.