Cup Therapy

Cupping therapy, popularly known as cupping and cupping, is a treatment method that creates a regional vacuum to increase blood circulation and improve healing. This method has taken its place as traditional and complementary medicine practices by the Ministry of Health.

Cupping therapy stimulates blood flow and removes toxins from the body. Lymphatic drainage and microcirculation are regulated. In addition, the level of some useful chemicals increases, toxins are excreted.

There are 2 types of mug applications:

1. Dry mug application;

The physician performs a careful examination, makes a diagnosis, decides whether cupping will be beneficial or not (indication is determined), then, if it is decided to be done, the areas that will be cupped are determined. After the area is disinfected, disposable cups are applied. By applying negative pressure, the cups remaining for 3 maximum 5 minutes are then opened.

2. Age trophy application;

Thin incisions are made on the vacuumed areas with a dry cup, allowing the blood to come out. After the blood starts to come out, the cups are put into place by vacuuming again. After a few minutes the vacuums are removed. The application areas are disinfected and covered with sterile dressings.

In Which Regions Is It Applied?

Although it is determined by looking at the person’s complaint and discomfort, cupping therapy is applied mostly to the back region, sometimes to the head and other acupuncture points of the body. These procedures must be performed by a qualified physician.

For Which Diseases Is Cupping Therapy Applied?

  • Musculoskeletal disorders (waist, neck, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis),

  • Fatigue, weakness

  • In weakened immune system

  • Obesity,

  • Rheumatism,

  • Chronic headache, migraine

  • Hypertension,

  • It is used in diseases such as diabetes.

Who Cannot Do Cupping Therapy?

  • pregnant women,

  • Panic attack patients

  • Organ transplant recipients

  • For those with kidney failure,

  • Patients with a pacemaker,

  • People undergoing chemotherapy

  • For those who are on their period,

  • It is not made for low blood pressure patients,

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