The doctor then either uses a vacuum device or the cups are heated and cooled, creating suction that draws blood flow to the surface of the skin. Cupping therapy can help increase circulation in particular areas of your body to relieve pain, aid in healing, and stimulate detoxification. By lifting patients’ skin to the top of the cup, blood can flow easily and break up any obstructions, thus creating an avenue for toxins to be flushed out of the body.
The popular treatment can be observed during major sporting events like the Olympics when athletes have round suction marks throughout their bodies. Athletes get involved with cupping because it is a recovery method. The suction of the cups ushers in oxygenated blood into areas where the skin is being pulled. As a result, patient’s can ease feelings of discomfort, boost recovery, and improve their range of motion.