Many question the health benefits, others consider it a complementary therapy for things like chronic pain, diabetes and headache. At Total Body Chiropractic, Massage, & Acupuncture in Bend we offer a wide range of chiropractic services and massage treatments to relieve pain. The benefits of a suction cup treatment are almost infinite, this service is an effective treatment for anyone who wants to reduce pain or promote cellular recovery from an old injury. Many clients who suffer from shoulder pain or back pain enjoy a suction session every 2 weeks. Wet suction cup is a different type of suction cup therapy and is considered the most specialized version.
For patients with bleeding disorders such as haemophilia or treated with anticoagulants, a suction cup may not be the best treatment option. People with these conditions should discuss the pros and cons of treatment with their acupuncturist or deep tissue massage physician before receiving suction cups. Suction cups should not be performed in areas of the skin with active inflammation, burns, infections or open wounds. Some discomforts may occur, but should not be considered as an adverse reaction.
The suction cup can be used in any part of the body as long as there is a seal between the skin and the crown, therefore the suction cup is more suitable for larger parts of the muscles. Restoring the balance of yin and yang ends is believed to promote overall health and well-being as it helps facilitate the body’s resistance to pathogens, improves blood flow and minimizes pain. The use of suction cutting techniques was established through Eastern medicine as a means of cellular recovery and to remove toxins. In dry suction cups, the therapist simply places the suction cups on the skin. In wet suction cups, the practitioner makes a small incision in the skin and then applies the suction cup to draw small amounts of blood.
Pictorial data on suction cup therapy can be found in the Ebers Papyrus, The Ancient Egyptian Medical Record from the year 1500 BC. According to a 2017 analysis, the suction power involved in the suction cup stimulates local blood flow. This action also stimulates the body’s hemo oxygenase-1 (HO-1) system, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neurotransmitter regulating effects. It is believed that suction created by the cup promotes blood flow, and this increased circulation can promote healing and reduce pain. In a dry suction cup process known as ‘fire suction cup therapy’, the professional uses a flammable substance, such as herbs, alcohol or paper, which they put in the cup and then turn on.
There are also various suction cutting techniques that professionals can choose from, including wet suction cups, dry suction cups and suction cups. You’ve probably heard of a practice called suction cups, but you may be wondering why people get this therapy. Windy therapy is the process of heating small glass vessels before they are placed on the skin. The cups are then removed from the body to relax and loosen the muscles that promote blood flow.
Additional blood flow to that area can help relieve muscle tension and promote cell recovery. Increased circulation with suction cups also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the cup is placed on the skin in air suction cups and a suction device removes air from the cup to create a vacuum.