Why Is Cupping So Effective?
Cupping therapy dates back thousands of years in many cultures from Egypt to Eastern Europe using cleaned out animal horns to suck out snake and insect bites, boils and toxins.
A flame made by wrapping a small cotton wool ball around tweezers, swabbed quickly in a little spirit and lit to to create a vacuum inside the glass cupping jar. The cup is applied to the skin. An area of skin inside the glass cup is drawn upwards helping to move any stagnation & expel toxins. This method is good for expelling colds and pathogenic factors. It is also good for people with cold conditions.
Cupping is a strong treatment so it's sometimes not appropriate for everyone and it's important to have an assessment first before deciding whether cupping - mild/medium or strong, moving, flash, suction or fire glass cups is most helpful for you.
Chinese cupping therapy is effective for a wide range of conditions, e.g.:
Cupping For Sports & Sports Injuries
Athletes, sports men and women use c
Moxibustion is a warming and tonifying treatment which is usually used as an additional treatment to Acupuncture but can also be used as an alternative to acupuncture. There are different types of moxibustion depending on the type of moxibustion and treatment focus and diagnosis. It is a treatment that can be good to improve a wide range of conditions see below - when applied appropriately. It is relaxing and dynamic
It is a powerful technique which helps with fertility and gynaecological, digestive issues, poor immunity and pain. It can either be used indirectly or with Moxa cones on specific points. In some instances a Moxa box is used to provide sustained heat over a larger area. Moxibustion treatment like acupuncture has the ability to create dramatic improvements in health with just a few treatments.
Moxibustion is specifically used for specific conditions such as:- Turning a Breech baby, for body aches & pains such as knee, shoulder and back ache; for optimising fertility; strengthening immunity; recovery from illness especially Post-Viral Fatigue and Long-Covid and to reduce the side-effects of chemotherapy.
Gua Shua is an effective massage technique for pain, muscle tension, blockages and tightness in the
A small tool shaped like a flattened stone is used to scrape the skin in even, gentle and flowing strokes
along a the muscles which sometimes correspond to a particular meridian.
Gua Shua helps the micro-circulation
It improves blood circulation and qi circulation.
Gua Shua clears blood stagnation which is seen as a more severe condition. It releases elements trapped
in the skin such as wind, heat, cold and damp. In Chinese medicine these elements are seen as the
precursors of disease
The name Gua Shua means stone and sand. It uses friction to raise temporary petechiae which appears
as transitory redness which later fades after a few days.
It is also known as coining, scraping or spooning from the implements used. In studies it
quadruples microcirculation and helps to reduce pain after treatment.
The process simultaneously stimulates the anti-inflammatory and immune response. This treatment is
for some great relief for others they may prefer a type of cupping or massage.
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