Cupping Therapy

 

Cupping Therapy Toronto 

At our medical aesthetics clinic in Toronto we offer a treatment known as Cupping Therapy.

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping is a therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may facilitate healing with blood flow. (Healthline).

Cupping Therapy Function

The therapy known as cupping has a multi-function action. 

  • It can treat pain

  • Improve metabolism

  • Improve blood microcirculation

  • Activate the lymphatic system and the toxin elimination process

  • Tone up skin

  • Remove pathogenic factors such as wind, heat or cold, all at the same time

 

Cupping is the most powerful complementary medicine tool to fight against the wind pathogen. Given all the ‘external pathogenic factors’, the wind element is by far the most affected and influenced as a result of cupping application.

 

In almost all traditional medicine practices from around the world, the wind element is seen as the most perilous external pathogen of all. Wind pathogen can cause external as well as internal diseases, therefore, it is always recommended to avoid situations or exposure to the wind element.

 

In TCM, when we look at the disease pathogenesis, the wind pathogen is considered as a major causative factor. As well as external wind attacks such as Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat or Wind-Damp, which are considered the ‘root’ of many diseases, cupping therapy is shown to be quite an effective treatment tool.

 

The ‘internal wind patterns’ too respond well to cupping therapy. These patterns are usually the result of chronic deficiencies, such as Blood or Yin deficiency, or extremely hot weather conditions.

 

In TCM, for instance, ‘trembling or shakes’ (muscular as well as internal tremors) are considered to be a sign of wind-attack pattern.

Applications of TCM Cupping Therapy

  • common cold and fever

  • febrile diseases

  • all abdominal and digestive complaints

  • stress-related conditions

  • headache

  • blood and Qi tonification

  • children's ailments

  • infertility complaints

  • sports injuries

  • musculoskeletal complaints

  • tremors

  • sore throat pain and swelling

  • hot or cold 'Bi' syndrome

  • helping scar tissue

  • releasing tight fascia

  • releasing heat

  • dispersing stagnation

  • releasing accumulated waste

  • headaches

  • regulating wind in the body.

  • sports injuries

  • facial complaints including wind-stroke (Bell’s Palsy) and beauty cosmetic treatments

  • all excessive heat conditions such as stomach heat, liver heat, damp-heat and febrile diseases

  • hypertension

  • psychosomatic and emotional conditions

  • immune deficiency syndromes

  • fatigue

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients

  • expectant mothers

Cupping For Weight Loss

For many people, the mid- to late-twenties is when our metabolism starts to weaken. This is when we start to lose muscle mass and brown fat, two very important tissues that burn fat. As a result, our cells stop using food energy as efficiently as before.

 

But with cupping therapy, you can actually restore these metabolic functions in your body. This traditional Chinese treatment promotes weight loss through completely natural means. Recent research shows that cupping treatments can help to alleviate onset of obesity. Subjects experience a reduction of body weight, body mass index and body fat percentage on all counts.

Facial Cupping For Beauty/Cosmetic Treatments

On the surface level, facial cupping reduces the signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. The suction of cupping helps to tone the skin from the inside out, making it smooth and sculpted. Beneath the skin, this natural skincare technique firms facial muscles and can soften any scar tissue.

Granted that while facial cupping may be intimidating for newbies, this ancient ritual is quite relaxing. Combined with the soothing music, scents, and the calming atmosphere at our spa, cupping may even lull you to sleep!

Cupping For Sports Injuries

Cupping therapy is highly effective in helping athletes recover from the strenuous training they subject their bodies to.

 

During intensive training, the athletes develop micro tears in their muscles and tissues. As these tissues heal, they help boost stamina and performance. However, the stress also leads to a buildup of toxins like cholesterol, calcium deposits, uric acid, and lactic acid in the muscles. If not cleared, these toxins can hamper the healing of the tissues.

 

Cupping can break down the chemical structure of the compounds into simpler forms that can be expelled from the body by natural processes. For example, uric acid converts into ureates that can be easily eliminated by the urinary system.

Gua Sha For Pain Relief
Gua Sha is a technique very similar to cupping, inasmuch as it creates a deliberate hyperthermia in order to bring the heat and wind pathogens to the surface, and Sha is Cholera, heat, skin rash’.

 

‘The technique of Gua Sha intentionally brings the Sha rash to the surface. By expressing the rash that marks the crisis of the Sha syndrome, Sha-evil is eliminated and the Sha syndrome resolved. Gua Sha is used where pain, Heat and stagnation are present.

 

The treatment itself is very simple and pain free in practised hands. Before scraping the desired area, oil must be applied to facilitate smooth rubbing. Long, gentle strokes are applied until bruising appears on the skin. The colour of the rash and the time it takes to appear guide the practitioner.

Moxibustion Health Benefits

  • stimulating circulation and improving the flow of qi

  • expelling cold and dampness from the body (“warming the meridians”) to relieve back pain and pain from arthritis and menstrual camping

  • headaches

  • migraines

  • muscle stiffness

  • digestive problems

  • improving female health concerns such as menstrual irregularity, infertility, and breech pregnancy

Tui-Na Health Benefits

Tui-Na boosts blood circulation.

One of the main intentions of Tui Na massage is to boost blood circulation by stimulating the body's energy flow, reduces neck pain, relieves low back pain, treats depression, promotes healthy lactation, treats osteoarthritis, eases carpal tunnel syndrome, treats musculoskeletal disorders.

 

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