Why Does Cupping Make You Feel So Relaxed?

If you’re feeling stressed and anxious, one of the best things you can do for yourself is get some cupping. It’s one of the fastest and most effective techniques for helping you relieve tension and pain, and feel refreshed and grounded. With everything that’s going on in the world right now, this kind of self-care is vital.

I can explain it from a TCM perspective, but people love to hear what modern science says about how things work. So for the science buffs among you,

here’s what research shows about stress, pain, and cupping…
  • “induces comfort and relaxation on a systemic level”
  • shifts you out of your stress response of fight, flight, freeze, so you can take action from a grounded, centered place by “increasing your body’s parasympathetic activity”
  • relaxes the body muscles…and increases the quality of the the remaining blood, which improves pain symptoms” by promoting vasodilation
  • “allows [for] the immediate elimination of trapped toxins in the tissues” by circulating fresh blood to the area

Ready for some relief? Book online today.

Al-Bedah AMN, Elsubai IS, Qureshi NA, et al. The medical perspective of cupping therapy: Effects and mechanisms of action. J Tradit Complement Med. 2018;9(2):90‐97. Published 2018 Apr 30. doi:10.1016/j.jtcme.2018.03.003

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