Cupping is gaining more and more popularity in the western world due to the many benefits that are associated with it. It is beneficial to the skin and it is greatly therapeutic as well. However, many people didn’t like the fire cups and this is what has led to the development of alternatives. The fire cups can actually be messy and you may not be able to use them without some sort of help.
When the no fire cups are used, then there is a need to lubricate the skin and oil is used so as to get the area ready. Usually, a partial vacuum can be achieved within the cup. A mechanical or manual pump can be used so as to create that much needed vacuum as it is necessary for the whole healing process. The cup can be placed on the skin after which the rubber ball is released so as to facilitate suction.
What makes it different?
When this method is used, the cup has to be moved over the skin constantly in a motion that massages the skin. This is as opposed to the fire cups which are left to sit in a single position. With the method, it is possible to get some sort of bruising, especially when you have just started using them. This happens mainly when one has some blood circulation issues and if at all your lifestyle is sedentary.
The bruising healing potential
Western medicine doesn’t react well to bruising. However, the east concentrates on some practices that actually show that there is healing potential when bruising occurs and this is what the fire cupping is based on.
Since the fire cupping has been used for a long time for treatment of different ailments, a bruise is common, and this is believed to repair mechanisms of the body that are truly powerful. One needs antibodies and some hormones so as to commence the healing process.
How the cupping therapy works
When a suction cup is used, then a partial vacuum is created and this means that blood squeezes through capillary walls that are just under the skin. This also causes a bruise. Healthy capillaries are supposed to be very elastic and the pressure that builds will not break them. Instead, there is more blood squeezed out. This is a fact that is applied during treatment.
Cupping concentrates on the rejuvenation of the skin and it can actually be done very effectively.
Why bruising occurs?
Inelastic capillaries make blood seem stagnant. Such blood is quite acidic and may be an indication that there are lots of blood cells that are not shaped in the normal manner.
When this stagnant blood emerges after the treatment, the regenerative mechanism of the body is triggered. This causes an immune response that facilitates rejuvenation of tissues. The renewed flow of blood, then stimulates metabolism within the areas where there is excess fat and this makes the fatty tissue, even more pliable and aerobic exercise can be released.