Cupping Therapy is a method of treatment in which a jar is attached to the skin surface to cause local congestion through the negative pressure created by inducing heat in the form of an ignited material. This type of treatment has been used in the treatment and cure of a broad range of conditions throughout the Eastern and Western cultures of the world. Mostly practiced by the Arabs and Chinese and for thousand of years.
In Europe known as 'CUPPING' & 'FIRE BOTTLE'
In Malay this practice is known as 'BEKAM', 'CANDUK,
in Arabic known as 'AL-HIJAMAH'
while in Chinese is known as 'Pa Hou Kuan'.
It is known as In Arabic this method of therapy was popularised by our Prophet Muhammad S.A.W (570-635) A.D as stated in many Hadith.Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the 'Meridians' of the body. Meridians are the conduits in the body through which energy flows to every part of the body and through every organ and tissue. There are five meridians on the back that, when opened, allow invigorating energy to travel the whole length of the body. It has been found that cupping is probably the best way of opening those meridians.
Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins. Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available. Cupping, the technique, is very useful and very safe and can be easily learned and incorporated into your family health practices.
The cupping method has the function of promoting the flow of energy in the blood thus dispelling cold dampness, toxic and winds. It is also diminishing swellings and pains. Cupping responded very well with the following problems:-Disease caused by dampness, such as low back pain, lumbago, sciatica, pain in arms and shoulders, pain in the legs and muscular part of the body, stomachache, voting, headache, migraine, sprains, insomnia, etc
Types of Cupping Therapy:Dry or Air Cupping:
This is the process of using a vacuum on different areas of the body in order to gather the blood in that area without incisions. 70% of diseases, pains and ailments are due to the blood being unable to reach certain parts of the body. Dry or Air Cupping is the most common and the easiest to learn. It can be practiced without any side effects and is used to prevent diseases and treat aches and pain, indigestion, sore throat, etc by improving our general blood circulation and removing gases from our body. The cupping marks that remain will disappear after several days but will last longer if we air cup too long (more than 15-30 minutes) in which case bleeding under the skin and or blisters may form. Dry cupping will allow the blood to reach these places. Dry or Air cupping may be administered any time of the day, any day of the week or month. There are no restrictions.
Wet or Blood Cupping Therapy:
This is the process of using a vacuum at different points on the body but with incisions in order to remove 'harmful' blood which lies just beneath the surface of the skin. Wet or Blood Cupping is known to treat about 80% of common diseases with about 80% success rate. This treatment remove blood stasis (stagnated or congested blood) comprising of acidic toxic waste which slow down or block the blood vessels (capillaries) and reduce supply of oxygenated and nutrient rich blood to and removal of carbon dioxide and metabolic waste from our body cells. Accumulation of this blood stasis (stagnated or congested blood) increase with age and will cause our cells, tissues and organs to weaken, feel pain, lose sensation and function at lower efficiency. Wet or Blood Cupping helps the body to get rid of blood stasis (stagnated or congested blood) which the body is unable to do on its own. It is performed every two or three days for existing diseases or every week for disease prevention and health maintenance. Each cupping point will be cupped five to seven times for a total of half an hour. Specific points are cupped to treat each disease and there are a total of 51 cupping points to be learned. However we need to remember about 10 major points to treat 80% of the common diseases. A total of more than 50 diseases can be treated including stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension) , IBS, heartburn, arthritis, migraine, liver disease (hepatitis), kidney problem, gout, high fever, myopia, snoring, asthma, breathing problems