Fire cupping is a type of cupping therapy that has been in practice for over 3,000 years, and the modern practice is still very similar to the original treatment style. Fire cupping therapy can help relieve symptoms from various ailments by triggering the lymphatic system, which works as a filtration system for fluids within the body. Performed on various body areas, fire cupping results in improved blood supply to skin and muscles, reduced pain and hypertension, and balanced immune, nervous and hormonal systems.
Overall, fire cupping is an effective therapy option for removing physical and emotional toxins from the body. Read more to learn how fire cupping can help you!
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How Fire Cupping Works
Fire cupping works by using heat and a heavy glass cup placed in specific points along the body onto the skin, usually the back and neck. Cups can remain stationary in their initial placement or can be moved along the skin throughout the treatment. First, the air inside the cup heated by lighting a small fire within the cup, and as the air inside cools, a vacuum is created. As the skin is pulled up, space is created between the layers of muscle, fascia and skin, encouraging circulation of blood flow. Stagnant lactic acid in the muscle fibers is broken up, decreasing muscle pain and tightness.
From emotional to physical benefits, the reasons you should try fire cupping are endless. Here are the top 10 benefits of fire cupping therapy:
1. Migraine Relief
Migraines can be caused by a number of reasons, but the symptoms are the same. Cupping can alleviate the pain and tension of migraines by increasing blood flow, resulting in easing general congestion and relaxing tension of the muscles. In fact, studies have shown that cupping is an effective method for migraine relief, and using fire cupping on the upper back can relief neck tension as well.
2. Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins are an ailment of weak or damaged veins caused by increased blood pressure in the veins and affect blood flow from the muscles to the heart. Fire cupping brings oxygen flow back to the area and instigates blood circulation and healthier blood flow to treat varicose veins. Results can often be seen immediately!
3. Reduced Inflammation
Inflammation can cause pain, muscle stiffness and fatigue. The areas of inflammation are targeted with cupping to increase blood flow and the surrounding blood vessels expand and the body treats the area of inflammation like an injury, sending increased blood flow to trigger the natural healing process.
4. Sports Medicine and Injury Treatment
Fire cupping is like a reverse massage, using suction rather than pressure to ease muscle tension and pain. The combination of intense heat and suction encourages blood flow to sore areas, increasing recovery as well as reducing the risk of injury for athletes and active people.
5. Cold Symptoms Relief
Fire cupping suction can actually affect tissue up to four inches from the skin. With the suction and heat, mucous-filled toxins dislodge from the body, easing congestion and cold and flu related symptoms.
6. Overall Immunity Boost and Detox
Not only cold symptoms can be alleviated by fire cupping! The practice naturally gives you an overall immunity boost by pulling the toxins out of your body even if you are not feeling sick.
7. For Joint Pain
Symptoms of arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis), as well as back, neck, knee, and shoulder pain can find relief with fire cupping. Localized cupping therapy can help promote joint mobility and ease pain by reducing scar tissue and decreasing swelling and muscle knots.
8. To Treat Various Digestive Health
By cupping on the abdomen, GI distress can be treated by clearing colon blockages, stimulating digestive organs, promoting bowel regularity, and eliminating toxins from the body. This technique in turn helps to boost overall gut health and ease stomach pains.
9. Treat Asthma and Respiratory Problems
Studies have shown that fire cupping can help manage symptoms of asthma, as well as other respiratory issues such as allergies, sinus pressure, and congestion. The cupping’s negative suction induces blood flow and sends a fresh surge of oxygen and nutrients to the lungs and cleansing the lungs of debris and impurities. Not only is congestion eliminated through this process, but fire cupping therapy can also help to heal and promote stronger respiratory system.
10. Relief of Stress and Anxiety
For emotional benefits, fire cupping can decrease cortisol, ease stress, and decrease anxiety through tension relief in the neck, shoulders, and back. Consider fire cupping as relaxing and centering as a deep tissue massage or other forms of self-care!Fire Cupping in Beverly Hills at Tannenbaum Chiropractic
At Tannenbaum Chiropractic of Beverly Hills, our team of qualified providers offer fire cupping therapy as part of our acupuncture treatment services to help you feel better and improve your overall health.
Call the Beverly Hills practitioners at Tannenbaum Chiropractic to learn more about fire cupping therapy and schedule your appointment today.