A Cupping session could take from 20-45 minutes and may be alternated with other treatments in the programme. It can be extremely gentle to highly stimulating depending on each patients response and treatment needs. It is common to produce colour to the skin from time to time indicating many of the body’s current blocks to the flow of Qi.
The color ranges from bright red to a dark purple, ànd can last from 3 days to a week. A darker color means that there is a high level of toxins and stagnation in the section of the body that has been treated. In this case, the marks can last up to 3 weeks.
Generally cupping is combined with acupuncture in one treatment, but it can also be used alone. The suction pressure provided by cupping, can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system, which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure. Cupping also helps the tissue develop new blood flow and causes anti – inflammatory chemicals in the body.
Many athletes rely on cupping regularly to detoxify and enhance their performance. Cupping can be highly benifical for everyone.