Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy in Chinese style fire cupping and wet cupping has become one of the most sought after therapies due to its excellent results.

cupping therapy

Cupping has become one of the most sought after therapies because it achieves excellent results and is very enjoyable to receive.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping treatment has caught people's eyes in recent years. Since Olympic 2016, Olympic Champion- Michael Phelps and many other athletes have embraced this practice. American gymnast- Alexander Adour even claimed it is the secret he uses to keep him healthy. "It's been better than any money I've spent on anything else." Mr Adour added. (News 01)

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping is a form of alternative medicine. In which cups to create suction and mobilise blood flow. It has been used to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments. Chinese style fire cupping and wet Cupping have become the most sought after therapies due to their excellent results. The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including:

  • Glass cups
  • Bamboo cups
  • Earthenware cups

The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Middle Eastern were using such therapy. Traditional Chinese medicine has embraced such a therapeutic method into the Chinese medicine system. They believe the cupping treatment will promote free-flowing of Qi (energy).

Types of cupping treatment

There are various types of suction cups for different conditions, including:

  • Dry Cupping - suction cups apply to skin only;
  • Wet Cupping, also known as "Hijama" -Combination of suction and controlled medicinal bleeding;
  • Massage Cupping - on oil-lubricated skin, cups sucked on and scraping along the skin.

A flammable substance such as alcohol, herbs, or paper is placed in a cup and set on fire. Then the therapist puts the cup on top of the flame. As the fire goes out, the cup is placed upside down on the patient's skin.

As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes the skin to rise and redden as blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for 15 to 20 minutes.

What is Wet Cupping?

A mild suction is created during wet Cupping using a cup on the skin for about five minutes. Then the cup is removed, and a small scalpel to make superficial skin incisions. A second suction was then performed to draw out a small quantity of blood.

Wet Cupping removes harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing. After the procedure, an antibiotic ointment will cover the site to prevent infection. The skin's appearance generally returns to normal within 7-10 days.

Traditional Chinese medicine style fire cupping

Cupping therapy in traditional Chinese medicine at Adelaide City Acupuncture

Is there any side effect?

It is a very natural treatment. However, most people will have cupping marks for a few days. The reason that people have those marks is that of the process of natural healing. Cupping therapy may help to remove the stagnation for blood circulation. Bring the deoxygenated blood to the skin surface by suction. After a few cupping sessions, some people might even find the marks' colour and become lighter. It could indicate that the pathogens are systematically removed from the body.

What should I expect from your clinic?

WCupping therapy is an ancient, natural, drug-free, realistic procedure for many health conditions. E uses a modern cupping version with a rubber pump to create the suction. Sometimes we may use medical-grade silicone cups. These are pliable enough to be moved from place to place on the skin and produce a massage-like effect. Suppose you wish to learn more about why many sports professionals use it, such as Michael Phelps. We are here to help.

How Can We Help

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Since 1996, we have led the effort to promote painless acupuncture as a natural treatment to tens of thousands of Australian.

Adelaide City Acupuncture offers the best acupuncture and Chinese medicine service in town. We are registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. We have HICAPS facilities onsite, and you can claim a private health insurance rebate, such as Medibank Private, in the clinic and only pay the gap. In your first visit, we start working with your pulse taking, tongue checking, physical palpation, and examination. Then we will collect all related information about your diet, your overall lifestyle, exposure to toxins, hereditary factors and medications taking. Consequently, by working with both the symptoms and cause, we will form a treatment plan for your approval and treatments to follow. By doing so, we can provide the most personalised natural therapy with minimal side effects.

Your acupuncture treatment may combine with other alternative medicine, such as Chinese herbs, Tui-Na massage, cupping and laser acupuncture. It can also use in conjunction with your other routine care and prescription medications. The treatments are painless and non-invasive; they will not affect your daily lifestyle during the treatment plan.

Our acupuncture treatments are based on clinical evidence and will also improve your general health. Balancing the hormonal level and reducing stress can also help you feel and function better overall.

Our mission is to help you enjoyably regain your balanced health. At Adelaide City Acupuncture Clinic, We will work with you to find the best treatment solution for your healthcare needs, therefore achieve your quick and lasting pain relief. We are conveniently located in the CBD and easily accessible through both private and public transport. Email or Call Us at (08) 8221 5880 today to learn more about our natural Healthcare Programme options or schedule your consultation online.