Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin to mobilize blood flow and promote healing. Fire cupping is a treatment where a cotton ball dipped in alcohol is lit and the cotton ball is then introduced inside of the cup for a brief second. The cup is then placed on the patient. As a small vacuum has been created by the cooling of the hot air and gases inside the cup, the skin is drawn up into the cup creating a seal. If oil has been applied, the cups can be moved around the patient’s body along the “meridians” and at specific points to promote energy flow. Cupping can be used alongside acupuncture.
During the treatment you will experience warmth and pulling on the skin. Your practitioner will ensure you are comfortable with this sensation. After the treatment you will have reddish marks on your back, which fade in a few days.
It is important to eat something at least 1 hour before your cupping session to avoid adverse reactions, such as exhaustion.
Please bring with you any medical tests or scan results as well as list of medication you are taking. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.