Cupping therapy

CUPPING THERAPY  | Cupping Therapy according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Origins of cupping therapy

Cupping therapy has a long history in medicine in much of East Asia as a complement to acupuncture. The so-called "tentacle therapymentioned in the text of WuShi Er Bing Fang from the Mawang-Dui tombs in 168 BC, but it appears not to have been used systematically until around the year 300 AD. 

Since its beginnings, this technique has been used both in acupuncture as well as in practices with medicinal herbs as a complementary therapy. 

What is cupping therapy 

Its application is based on the use of several suction cups that apply suction to the body surface. A partial vacuum is created inside the cupping cup, which stimulates blood circulation and subcutaneous musculature. 

Cupping glasses are cups, usually made of glass, of different sizes. They are attached to the body with a suction method that promotes blood circulation and produces different healing effects. 

Uses of the cupping technique

The main use of the suction cups appears to have been the stagnation of bloodThis is precisely why this type of therapy is also called "blood stagnation therapy". Cupping has been developed in conjunction with acupuncture and herbal medicine for centuries. This type of therapy has been used for a large number of disorders Among these we find mainly, as we have said, the problems of stagnation in the blood.

Today, cupping therapy is used in Japan and regularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine not only as a complementary therapy by professional acupuncturists, but also by practitioners who specialise in cupping. treatment and prevention of diseases. These practitioners have clinics where cupping therapy is used in a variety of treatments. This specialisation has allowed the collection of detailed material on the uses and methods of cupping therapy. 

Benefits of cupping therapy: 

Today, cupping is still used regularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Treatment accelerates the body's recovery. By improving blood circulation, it increases the speed of healing, reduces pain, and relieves muscle discomfort accelerating the body's natural healing process.

In the Japanese school of Shiatsu We teach this therapy to complement Shiatsu and to give our students access to more tools to help them treat each patient in a personalised way and according to their needs. To learn, you can consult our next available courses:

Our School