Cupping in Jersualem

Cupping is a form of therapy with very ancient roots, that is still widely practiced today.

Like other methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine, cupping seeks to restore and maintain health in a holistic manner by harmonizing the circulation of energy (Qi) through the body, removing any blockages that might have led to pain or disease.

The treatment involves placing cups on the patient's back, occasionally the arms and legs, and creating a vacuum that draws in the skin and upper layers of muscular tissue. While a tight sensation is possible at first, it is usually described as pleasant and soothing, due to the massage-like effect produced by the cups. The cups are left in place for five to ten minutes, and in some cases are moved across the skin.

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Temporary red marks may appear, depending on the level and localization of stagnation, but usually go away completely within a few days.

While traditional materials have been replaced over time by more comfortable cups made of glass and silicone, the benefits of the treatment remain the same.

Cupping stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph, strengthening the immune system and helping the body to eliminate stored toxins. It has been shown to regulate hormonal levels, giving it great potential for the management of conditions such as excess cholesterol, gynecological issues and even diabetes.

It can also be used in the treatment of :

    • Seasonal infections and respiratory illnesses ;

    • Digestive disorders ;

    • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis ;

    • Acne, eczema and other skin disorders ;

    • Pain, especially back pain and stiff muscles.

At the Nei Jing center of Chinese Medicine, we often use cupping in conjunction with Tuina, combining the benefits of both methods in the same session.

To learn more, feel free to contact our clinic in Jerusalem any time.

Mary B.

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