Massage Suction cupping is a modernized form of Cupping therapy. It adopts a suction gun to produce a negative air pressure vacuum inside cups which have been placed on the skin. The suction works to release rigid soft tissues and muscles. The skin may redden after the cup is left in place for a few minutes. The purpose of using cups in this way is to apply pressure for relaxation of muscles and overall promotion of wellbeing. In addition to this method, we offer some cups which are activated by squeeze-bulbs, and also a number of traditional-method cupping supplies.
Cupping has a long history spanning several thousand years and various cultures in the East and West using various materials like bamboo, glass, copper, etc.
The technique known as Fire Cupping, Body Vacuuming, or Cupping was an ancient Chinese healing practice. The ancient way was to create a vacuum inside a cup made of horn, bamboo, glass, or metal, by burning a combustible (like moxa, or alcohol) inside it, then quickly applying the cup to the skin, allowing the force of the vacuum to draw up the underlying tissue. The body surface extends into the cup, and there is usually a reddening of the area under pressure. Sometimes massage oils or aromatherapy essences were also used. Applied to significant acupuncture points, cupping was respected as a way to stimulate the flow of Chi, similarly to massage, and acupressure.
Suction Cups produce vacuums on the body's surface by manually withdrawing the air through the suction gun, rather than the traditional way of burning up oxygen. If you think of massage in terms of positive pressure (pressing in on body tissues), then you can think of Massage Suction Cupping as a negative pressure, drawing body tissues outward from the body, to stimulate them with a reverse massage.
The skin is pressed up against the magnetic "needles" or points, when they are used. These are supplied in the "Biomagnetic" sets.
How to use Tiens Cupping Kit for common cupping applications
Before cupping, raise the sliding valve at the top of the cup for entry of air. Then insert the opening of the gun connector over the sliding valve on the cup. Rapidly pump the gun 2-3 times until the skin protrudes, and the suction pressure is tolerable to the patient.
For areas where cupping cannot be done directly by the patient herself, such as the spine and the lumbar region, the connecting tube may be used to join the cup and the gun. Then place the cup onto the selected point for treatment.
If the area to be treated has loose skin or is irritated, a rubber ring can be attached to the opening of the cup, to provide extra comfort for the user. When applying cupping to a hairy area, sealing paste may be used. After using the sealing paste, there may be some residue left on the hair, which can be removed quickly and easily. After treatment, wrap the remaining paste well to prevent it from drying.
Cupping therapy is an alternative medicine that can treat and/or cure many diseases ranging from minor common ailments like body aches and pain, cough, sore throat, eye and ear infection to serious chronic diseases including stroke, angina pain, arthritis and diabetes. Some techniques and results:
Air Cupping is the most common and the easiest to learn. It can be practiced without any side effects and is used to prevent diseases and treat aches and pain, indigestion, sore throat, etc by improving our general blood circulation and removing gases from our body. The cupping marks that remain will disappear after several days but will last longer if we air cup too long (more than 15-30 minutes) in which case bleeding under the skin and or blisters may form. Air cupping can be carried out everyday for short periods of 5-10 minutes but is the least effective treatment.
Aggressive cupping is only for serious chronic case e.g. diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease (hepatitis), and cancer and to be complemented with drinking distilled water, daily exercise, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The patient must undergo this treatment until all the toxic fluid has come out which may last few days (breathing difficulty), two weeks (diabetes) and up to two months (cancer). Each cupping session will last from one to two hours. Cupping marks will remain for more than one year and it is not recommended to perform the treatment on the face or on patient with skin cancer. Aggressive cupping cleans the blood itself and allow red blood cells and white blood cells to receive vital supply of oxygen and nutrients thus improving its ability to deliver oxygen for energy production, fight off infection, clean up wounds and kill cancer cells. In addition all other cells, tissues and organs also receive much needed oxygen and nutrients and restore their normal function. Aggressive cupping is the most effective cupping technique.
Blood cupping can be used for 80% of common diseases with about 80% success rate. This treatment remove blood stasis (stagnated or congested blood) comprising of acidic toxic waste which slow down or block the blood vessels (capillaries) and reduce supply of oxygenated and nutrient rich blood to and removal of carbon dioxide and metabolic waste from our body cells. Accumulation of this blood stasis (stagnated or congested blood) increase with age and will cause our cells, tissues and organs to weaken, feel pain, lose sensation and function at lower efficiency. Blood cupping helps the body to get rid of blood stasis (stagnated or congested blood) which the body is unable to do on its own. It is performed every two or three days for existing diseases or every week for disease prevention and health maintenance. Each cupping point will be cupped five to seven times for a total of half an hour. Specific points are cupped to treat each disease and there are a total of 51 cupping points to be learned . However we need to remember about 10 major points to treat 80% of the common diseases. A total of more than 50 diseases can be treated including stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension) , IBS, heartburn, arthritis, migraine, liver disease (hepatitis), kidney problem, gout, high fever, myopia, snoring, asthma, breathing problems, etc. Blood cupping is very effective but is second to aggressive cupping