The ancient art of cupping has been utilized by healers and lay people in many cultures. Cupping is a suction technique designed to pull toxin build-up and muscle spasm from the body’s deeper tissue to the surface of the skin. Cupping also rehydrates the muscle layers and fascia.
The cells of the body use oxygen and give off carbon dioxide; when the energy is blocked, the cell waste or carbon dioxide becomes blocked. This is called acid or toxic build-up.
Physical pain implies a blockage in the flow of energy through a particular area. When toxins or cell waste stagnate in the muscles or joints, it can be very difficult for the body to get rid of this waste, causing further blockage and discomfort.
I have found that by utilizing cupping techniques I am able, by vacuum or suction, to pull the blockage out of the deeper tissue and move it to the skin’s surface. Once on the surface, it is much easier for the body to eliminate toxins through the superficial blood supply or capillary system. In only ten minutes of cupping, not only can we pull toxin build-up out of specific areas, but we can also pull fresh new blood into those areas, which vitalizes and restores proper blood flow.