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Cupping is a therapeutic practice of alternative medicine that involves the sucking of some anatomical areas for the human body using special jars.​

The duration may vary depending on the area to be treated.

The price may vary depending on the area to be treated






is a therapeutic practice of alternative medicine, which involves the sucking of some anatomical areas of the human body, using special jars, with the ultimate aim of bringing benefits to the individual subjected to the treatment

in question. Cupping would be a beneficial technique for people suffering from migraines, sciatica, back pain, anxiety, depression, respiratory diseases and many other morbid conditions.There are

different types of cupping; the most common types are dry cupping, wet cupping and mobile cupping.

What is cupping?



is a therapeutic practice of alternative medicine, which involves the sucking (or aspiration) of some anatomical points of the human body with the ultimate aim of promoting the health and well-being of the individual subjected to the treatment


question. Who can practice cupping?


practice of cupping is only for persons qualified by a specific certification. Origins


cupping According to


historical testimonies, the practice of cupping has very ancient roots. in

fact it would appear in one of the oldest medical texts still present today, dating back to Ancient Egypt: the famous Ebers Papyrus (1550 BC).



​According to those who practice cupping, sucking a portion of the body would determine, at the level of the anatomical area concerned, a series of


  • linked events: The first event is the release of soft tissues and connective
  • tissues; second event is the increased influx of blood and lymph;
  • The third and last event is a more effective elimination of waste substances and toxins by the cells of the body. Sucking the
  • skin

would promote blood and lymphatic circulation , thus encouraging the elimination from the body of waste products and toxins. È through the elimination

of waste products and toxins, which cupping brings well-being to patients.


Critical areas for sucking In


the sites of sucking depend on the condition that the patient complains about and that the therapist wants to

treat. Depending on the purpose of the cupping, the anatomical points on which the therapist applies the jars

are different. application of the jars are limited and located in very specific points of the human body.

A certified therapist knows the critical areas and knows when to apply the jars.




would benefit those suffering from: Headaches and migraines;


  • diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • or fibromyalgia; Hypertension; Sciatica; Intercostal neuralgia; Anxiety and depression; Bronchial
  • asthma;
  • Fertility
  • disorders
  • à; Gynecological diseases;
  • Varicose veins;
  • Sense of recurrent
  • tiredness and
  • fatigue; Pain
  • in the neck; Back pain. How
  • to perform cupping
  • Those who use


must undergo a thorough physical


and a careful medical history at the specialist in order to of: Establishing the patient's state of health; Understanding the reasons why


  • patient wants to resort to cupping; Planning
  • on which points of the human body it is best to apply the
  • jars. In order for the jars to promote the flow of blood


lymph in the affected areas, it is essential to create a vacuum inside, there are two techniques: The first technique involves


  • and subsequent cooling of the air contained inside the jar. To heat the air, the therapist uses potentially dangerous flammable substances (eg alcohol). This is why this first technique is less and less in vogue. A second technique involves the use of
  • a special mechanical pump. It is a safe technique that guarantees excellent results. The application time of the


varies and depends on the purpose of the cupping. In some cases it may be only 3 minutes; in other cases, it could be as long as 10-15 minutes.


of cupping There


different types of cupping. Among the

various types of existing cupping, the three most common are probably: dry cupping, wet cupping and mobile cupping. Wet cupping: on the occasion of


type cupping, the therapist temporarily removes the jars for sucking and practices small incisions in the skin areas freed from the jars.Then, reapplies the jars in the same skin areas

and sucks again. sucking involves a small spill of blood from the incisions

(from the leakage of blood from the incisions that gives rise to the term u201wet ”) .At the end of the treatment, the therapist

applies an ointment with antibiotic properties and a protective bandage to the incised areas. for the final purpose of preventing episodes of infection. For the creation of

the vacuum inside the jars, ind icate both techniques available. Dry cupping: this type of


  • involves the creation of a low pressure zone at the level of the skin area, on which the therapist applies the jars. Unlike wet cupping, it

does not require the execution of any skin incision (this is why defined as “secca ”

or ”ry ”). For the creation of the vacuum inside the jars, both available techniques are indicated, even if there is a particular preference


  • the use of the mechanical pump. Mobile cupping: cupping is called mobile, which involves moving the jars during

the course of the treatment. In order to perform this type of cupping, the therapist first lubricates the skin with an oily solution that allows the jars present

on the surface of the body to slide. For the creation of the vacuum inside


jars both available techniques are indicated. Each type of

cupping has pros and cons. The choice of the type of cupping adopted is up to the therapist and depends on what the patient's problems



on the


preferences. The jars The jars used for cupping can be made of glass, plastic, bamboo, terracotta or silicone. The

choice of using jars of a certain material rather than another depends on the type of cupping. which the therapist uses. The number of jars used

during a session is generally between 3 and 5; the jars used are rarely more than 5.


Cupping and Acupuncture


is often related to acupuncture, so it seems to have a better therapeutic effect. Acupuncture

is an alternative medicine practice that involves inserting small needles on specific areas of the human body. with the ultimate aim of promoting the health and well-being of the individual undergoing the treatment in question.


and complications Practiced


qualified personnel, cupping is a fairly safe and low-risk practice. side effects. The possible side

effects of cupping include: Hematomas; Burns (only if using the

technique of heating and cooling the air inside


  • jars);
  • Pain; Skin infections.


 Cupping has several contraindications. They advise against it in case of: Heart failure; Kidney failure; Ascites due to liver cirrhosis or severe edema; Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia or allergic purpura Dermatosis (eg: allergic dermatitis); Bone fractures (temporary contraindication); Sunburn (temporary contraindication); Healing skin wounds (temporary contraindication); Obesity; Excessive thinness; Severe psoriasis

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