What is Cupping?

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

The term "cupping" comes from the instruments utilized to achieve suction- glass, silicone or plastic cups specially designed for use on the body.

​When suction is applied to the skin, it creates an area where the tissue is pulled upward, allowing more space for the underlying structures. Just like air naturally diffuses from high pressure to low, this negative pressure bubble encourages wastes from deep inside muscle tissue to come to the surface.
The immediate result is an increase in circulation- blood vessels expand, decreasing blood pressure, heart rate, and effectively calming the central nervous system. Tight muscle tissue receives nutrients, "knots" are softened, and so much more. It is imperative to increase water intake on the day of treatment and for the next few days after to assist the body in the removal of the wastes that were dredged up.
With the new MediCupping™ machine, suction is provided by the machine itself, making it easy to provide consistent and accurate suction. The machine produces a light hum and vibration which can also be soothing to the body. MediCupping™ can provide straight suction, or various pumping modes can be utilized to further stimulate the body's lymphatic system. The lymphatic system does not have a pump of its own-it relies on voluntary muscle contractions to move the waste through; the pumping simulates this, assisting the body in it's natural processes.
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