.>On the other, it also helps to rejuvenate certain meridians and organs that are not functioning at their best. I often combine cupping with acupuncture into one treatment, but it could also be used alone. The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into your tissues causing the tissues to relethane harmful toxins. It's been part of Chinese medicine for over 2,500 years. Dr. Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced either by heat or suction in order to draw and hold skin and superficial muscles inside the cup. Since the cups are applied at room temperature, the indication of removing cold from the channels is no longer as applicable, at least to stationary cups. “There are two forms of cupping therapy,” Greta tells co-anchor Harry Smith. The earliest use of cupping that is recorded is from the famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong 281–341 A.D.. Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new.
Viewers watching the Olympics this weekend may have spotted the pepperoni-like bruises on athletes and wondered: What is that? The cups are often placed on the back, neck, and shoulders or the site of pain. It was about 10 years ago when cupping first appeared in the tabloids. Consecutively, this method in its multiple forms spread into medicine throughout Asian and European civilizations. Both glass and plastic cups were developed, though the plastic ones are not very well suited to moving along the skin once in place, as the edges are not entirely smooth and the strength of the cups is limited.