Cupping is much like the inverse of massage
A Glass cup is placed on the skin to pull them upward to make a space between skin, muscle and bones to make Qi flow. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, the Ebers Papyrus, has a record of cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C. Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. Cupping therapy will open these meridians and the internal energy is able to flow through the whole body. Another healing aspect of cupping therapy is through the release of toxins in your body and blockage can be cleared, and blood vessels can be refreshed. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage – rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward to make a space between skin, muscle and bones to make Qi flow. Cupping can help to align and relax Qi, patients feel totally relaxed and will reduce pain. This treatment is also valuable for the lungs, and can clear congestion from a common cold or help to control a person′s asthma. Three thousand years ago, in the earliest Chinese documentation of cupping, it was recommended for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Gua Sha produces anti-inflammatory and immune-protective effect that helps to contextualize its historical and modern use to treat pain, fever, acute infectious illness, and acute trauma; as well as chronic conditions.