What is Cupping?
The French say, “Bon sang ne saurait mentir,“ which roughly translates to “Good blood always shows itself.” There’s no question that the DNA in our blood defines our character and behaviour. Blood is life force and when it is unwell, we are unwell.
According to Dr Sulaiman Lakhana, over 80% of disease is due to unhealthy blood. Blood can become contaminated by a poor diet and any toxic chemicals, including chemical medication, ingested. Over time, contamination can lead to blood stasis. This stagnation or slowing down of the blood flow prevents vital elements (oxygen, minerals, electrolytes, water and hormones) from entering the immune system, cells, tissues and organs of the body. Stasis results in various illnesses.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese therapy that is applied to certain acupuncture points and to parts of the body affected by pain.
The practitioner applies a cup to the skin. The pressure in the cup is reduced by suction to draw and hold skin and superficial muscles inside the cup. The cups are fitted with a valve that attaches to a small hand-operated pump, allowing the practitioner to suck out air.
Herbal oils are used to allow the cups to move over the skin. The cups are generally left in place for about ten minutes and removed from the skin with a gentle press to allow some air to enter the cup and equalise the pressure. This procedure is known as dry massage cupping because oils are used.
Dry cupping is used to gather the blood in a particular area, without incisions.
Wet cupping is when small incisions are made to remove contaminated blood from just under the surface of the skin.
What does it do?
Cupping removes any stagnation in the body and opens the meridians so that energy can freely flow. It also rejuvenates certain meridians and organs to support optimal functioning.
Your well-being is a journey. What better way to begin than to pay attention to your life force?