Looking for ways to easing stiffness and achy muscles?
Here we have a traditional Chinese medicine practice known as cupping therapy popular among Olympians and stars like like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Lena Dunham and Padma Lakshmi. They all have been photographed in the past few years with the bruises left by the therapy.
Called the Cupping Therapy, it is used to alleviate aches and pain.
The therapy, involves sucking in of air from around the skin by using glass jars to create partial vacuum at certain trigger points or muscle bellies in hope of decreasing muscle tension and increasing blood flow. The process of doing this is said to be very relaxing. It relieves any muscle tension when the air is being sucked out by enhancing circulation and releasing toxins. Besides, the process only takes a few minutes but promises you both short term and long term benefits.
There are types of cupping depending on the kind of relief you are seeking.
Check out 5 benefits below,
- Energy Booster
Cupping is a great way to boost energy throughout the day due to the increase in circulation and blood flow. Cupping jump starts the metabolism, helping to burn more calories.
- Relieves Joint Pain and Arthritis
Cupping has been scientifically proven to immediately ease joint pain and arthritis. Cupping is effective because it improves the flow of blood, helping the muscles and body to receive essential nutrients they need to function.
- Good Option for Gastrointestinal Issues
Gastrointestinal issues, such as ulcers, IBS, and constipation, can be treated with cupping as it promotes a healthy flow of the bloodstream, allowing for secretion of inflamed and irritated digestive fluids causing these issues.
- Improves Blood flow and Circulation
Cupping significantly improves blood flow and circulation. This is so important because the body cannot function without a steady blood flow. It increases blood flow when the air is suctioned out of the cup and blood is drawn outwards toward the skin.
- Increases Strength
Cupping can help to make the body stronger by curing any muscle weakness and/or fatigue. This is effective because when muscles are weak and fatigued, it means that a nerve is blocked. Cupping opens the nerves and allows for blood flow through these muscles without doing any damage.