Cupping Therapy Treatments

At He Luo Clinic we have extensive treatments to provide relief for our Clients. Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine.  Cupping creates a local suction on the skin. Practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created by using heat or by using either a hand or electrical pump.

Function of Cupping Treatments

Cupping benefits sufferers of Bronchitis, asthma, and congestion. Certain types of pain including arthritis and gastrointestinal disorders. Some practitioners also use cupping to treat depression and reduce swelling.

Cupping can also assist lose weight, detoxification, Enhance immunity, strengthen physical health and analgesia.

Fire Cupping and Successive Flash Cupping

 A cotton ball is soaked in a solution that contains up to 70% alcohol and lit. It is then placed on the skin after the fire is allowed to go out.

Another variation called Dijiufa or alcohol fire cupping is to pour a small quantity of alcohol into the cup and light it. The fire is allowed to go out before inversion.

Dry Cupping

Dry cupping is the very basic technique that uses cups to create a vacuum over the skin. Any combustible material such as alcohol, herbs or paper is lighted and slipped into the cup. As the fire goes out, the cup is immediately inverted over the selected area.

The cooling air inside the cup creates a vacuum causing the blood vessels under the skin to expand and redden. The cup is allowed to rest in the skin for about 10 minutes.

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Wet Cupping

At first, suction is created similarly as in dry cupping and the cup is left on for about 3 minutes. Next, the practitioner uses a scalpel to make minute cuts on the skin. A second cup is then administered to suck up a few drops of toxic blood and with it harmful substances from the body so healing can take place.

Later, the site is dressed in antibiotic ointments and sterile bandaging so that infection is prevented and the skin heals quickly. 

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