How Cupping Works

There’s a lot of
options out there when it comes to
adding new assets to your wellness
toolbox, and it helps to get a bit of insight to
find what’s right for you. So today, Jackie’s taking a closer look at
how cupping works. (bright music) – Hey guys, it’s Jackie,
and today we are at the Langham Hotel spa, and
I am here with William, and we are talking about
the treatment cupping. So, William, to
start out, for those who aren’t really
familiar, let’s just talk through what
exactly cupping is. – It’s a modality from
traditional Chinese medicine that is centuries
and centuries old. It focuses on bringing
blood flow to the surface, drawing out toxins,
impurities from the body. – [Jackie] You’re laying
on a table similar to a massage, and
they’re gonna put glass circles on your
back, essentially. – They’re gonna take those cups, line them with alcohol,
and then quickly light it on fire and
occlude it to the skin, and then it will begin suction. So almost as if you
touched a vacuum to your skin and it
just sucked it up. Leave the cups for
approximately 15 to 20 minutes, and there is five meridians
that run throughout the back of the body, which is
your chi, your life force. And they commonly will place
the cups on those meridians. – And cupping has all kinds
of different advantages, everything from blood
flow to relaxation. – It can help people
with digestive issues, sleep issues, lung or
respiratory problems. It can also help with
muscle spasms for athletes and really get that
muscle area to relax. – Is there anything
that people need to do in advance of a
cupping treatment, or do they need any
kind of consultation to find out if it’s
right for them. – I would definitely recommend having that, an
initial consultation, whether it’s 15, 30 minutes
with your practitioner or the location, so that
you can really ensure that your goals are aligned
with the treatment goals that they’re going to provide. (gentle music) – Let’s talk about the benefits, and how quickly those
benefits show up. – So you’re really
gonna look to see the benefits immediately,
that evening. You will continue to feel those benefits seven to 10 days later. Just feeling more relaxed,
a better sense of sleep, and just overall a calmer
state of wellbeing. Cupping is something
that you do need to have cumulatively to continue
feeling those benefits. – They do leave a mark, you see that dark circle
marks on your back. I think people might
be concerned, perhaps, about is it painful, what
does it actually feel like when you’re getting
the cupping treatment? – I really would go
back to equating it to like a deep tissue
massage, and instead of being a pushing sensation,
it’s a sucking sensation. But there’s really no
pain associated with it. That mark, though, will last
anywhere from approximately five all the way up to
potentially 10 days. – I think the main
benefits and takeaways here are that this
is a treatment that can help with everything from muscle tension to
relaxation to blood flow. – Really any area that
there’s an ailment, you’re going to be
able to at least clear and detoxify that area,
and really provide a great sense of wellbeing
to any individual. – Thank you so much, William. – My pleasure.
– And for more on how various healthy treatments work,
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Comments 1

  • Am I first? Lol 😆 ya I think that cupping looks awful 😲 and it probably hurts they do anything to make money 💰 how stupid! 😜

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