Who have been resorting to cupping therapy

Victoria Candela Fernandez L.A.c

The owner and NCCAOM certified State Licensed Acupuncture Physician has spent the last five years working in the healthcare field. Her specialties include Fertility, Women's health and Sport Injuries. Fernandez is a 200HR YTT certified Yoga instructor whose journey as a healthcare practitioner stemmed from a lifelong desire to better humans and their quality of life one soul at a time. Read more

Acupuncture & Natural Healing

February 16, 2021

Who have been resorting to cupping therapy

Victoria Candela Fernandez L.A.c

The owner and NCCAOM certified State Licensed Acupuncture Physician has spent the last five years working in the healthcare field. Her specialties include Fertility, Women's health and Sport Injuries. Fernandez is a 200HR YTT certified Yoga instructor whose journey as a healthcare practitioner stemmed from a lifelong desire to better humans and their quality of life one soul at a time. Her passion for helping others and fascination with the human body and its capabilities has driven her to practice a medicine that is fully integrative with conventional medicine, lifestyle, and psychological awareness.

Acupuncture & Natural Healing

February 16, 2021

This physiotherapeutic technique is used by a large number of elite athletes to improve blood flow and relax the muscles, however, cupping therapy also has its applications in the field of beauty and there are several “celebrities” who have been resorting to cupping therapy to fight cellulite and skin aging.

 

Vacuotherapy -the technical name by which this treatment is known- has its origin in traditional Chinese medicine and consists of the application of several suction cups on certain acupuncture points of the body, which can be the suction cup, made of glass, bamboo, ceramic or clay, the oldest ones, and made of plastic with a suction pump, with a rubber bulb, magnetic, pneumatic or computerized the newest.

How to apply the suction cups

If the cup therapy is performed with traditional cupping, a cotton ball is burned inside the cup, thus causing an air vacuum inside the cup so that, when placed on the skin, it will be sucked. The choice of the type and size of suction cup to use depends on the pathology to be treated and the area of ​​the body on which to act.

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The application of the suction cup attracts the blood, promoting circulation through the energy channels of the body, eliminating toxins, activating the venous and lymphatic system, toning the skin and stimulating the digestive system.

Cupping therapy has several different forms of application, they can be fixed, they can be moved along the back, turned, shaken or removed and put on quickly, there are various methods that vacuum therapy includes.

Uses and benefits of cupping therapy:

  • Revulsive effect
  • Muscle relaxing effect
  • Analgesic effect
  • Elimination of excess fat and fluid retention
  • Activation of circulation
  • Stimulation of metabolism
  • Regulation of the nervous system
  • Increased defenses
  • Tendon strengthening
  • Edema reduction
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Headache and Migraine Relief
  • Reduce the effects of stress
  • Helps against insomnia
  • Relieves constipation

 

Cupping therapy in sport

Many are the athletes who resort to the suction cup technique and take advantage of its benefits, starting with its analgesic effect, sport in many cases is accompanied by pain and the heat caused by the suction cup in the affected area has a calming effect, They are also specially used to treat joint and muscular problems, facilitating the recovery of physical condition as quickly as possible.

Cupping therapy and beauty

Cupping therapy also has its applications within the field of beauty, and for a long time there have been several “celebrities”, very concerned about their physical appearance, as we well know, who resort to this technique. Its main benefits are:

 

  • Supplies blood to the skin, stimulating oxygenation and cleaning toxins.
  • As it is a firming massage, it shapes the figure and helps eliminate flaccidity and reduce cellulite.
  • Delays the aging process by activating collagen and elastin.
  • Although it is indicated for all skin types, the most benefited by cupping therapy are stressed, tired skin, with a lack of vitality and wrinkles. In addition, it has a lifting effect that comes in handy to define the facial contour and prevent double chin.
  • Reduces dark circles, puffiness and crow’s feet.

 

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