Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese practice involving the use of suction cups to stimulate a number of health benefits. The suction may be created with the use of glass cups and a flame, or plastic cups with a suction mechanism.
What are the health benefits?
- stimulates the movement of qi and blood - draws toxins to the surface of the skin, where they can dissipate and allow oxygen-rich blood to flow more freely. - pulls and stretches muscles in ways that cannot be achieved by massage
When can cupping be used?
Cupping is often recommended for patients who feel run down, stressed, suffering from cold, cough or when there is the presence of toxins in the body which can be expelled with the help of cupping. It is also useful to help relieve tight muscles.
Are there any risks?
Cupping is very safe and risks are minimal.
What does cupping feel like?
The therapy does not hurt, many patients find the therapy comfortable and relaxing.
What is the cost?
The cost for a cupping session is normally $30. Normally the cups are left on for 15 - 20mins, depending on your skin type and sensitivity etc. Most health funds do not provide rebate for cupping, though please check with your provider to be sure.