We offer a wide range of products including cups, DVDs, oils, machines, and more. According to Ann Michelle Casco, L.Ac., a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and acupuncturist at the integrative medicine canter Pacific Pearl La Jolla, the classic cupping technique is called Ca Juan Fi, which is fire or dry cupping. It is employed especially when there is a toxic heat syndrome and for a variety of acute ailments. Better health is on everyone's list for the new year and cupping is wonderful technique that can improve your health and provide numerous benefits. “So it tends to improve circulation. Cupping therapy is the method of using glass or acupressure plastic cups to create localized pressure by a vacuum. The cups should only be moved over fleshy areas of the body. “It did kill bacteria but would not treat things long term,” she says. Later on brass, ceramic, bamboo cups were used.” In ancient Greece, Hippocrates c. 400 BC used cupping for internal disease and structural problems. In the 20th century arsenic was used in the first antibiotic treatment against syphilis, known as salvarsan, which was considered a magic bullet in the fight against the disease. Wet cupping creates a mild suction by leaving a cup in place for about 3 minutes. He demonstrates the cupping therapy on the back of one of his patients, who was lying on a treatment table. What are the different types of cupping? Cupping should be done on fleshy areas of the body and should not be used on inflamed skin, where there is a high fever, convulsions or an increased tendency to bruise, or on the abdominal or lower back area during pregnancy.
In fact, respiratory conditions are one of the most common maladies that cupping is used to relieve. Greta notes, “Cupping therapy is usually used as part of acupuncture or body work treatment. They have spoken about using cupping for various physical complaints as well as for relaxation.