Cupping is a tradition from China, but it also fins its root in many other ancient societies from the Middle-East to Southern Europe.
Now, with the Spring Solstice just around the corner, your timing couldn’t be better! We are all naturally susceptible to becoming run down around the time of seasonal changes, get in now to try it out, most people find it totally INVIGORATING!
The most common question I get is “Are those bruises healthy?”
Actually they are not bruises, but simply petechiae of non-circulating old blood which is drawn to the surface. The effect will stimulate the new production of blood, increase circulation and have a detoxifying effect. Usually the marks should be gone within 4-6 days; a darker colour 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 a little longer. However, if there are hardly any toxins, the coloring could be just a light pink and is likely to dissipate within a few hours.
Cupping is often beneficial when used for coughs, cold and flu, muscular pain, stress relief and even for anxiety. Cupping can be a stand-alone treatment, or incorporated as part of your Acupuncture or Shiatsu treatment.
Eastential Chinese Medicine, David Yao Chi Guan, Four Seasons Wellness Centre, Shinma Acupuncture, Acuuncture Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford Medical & Acupuncture Centre