Benefits of Cupping – Cupping is the oldest and most widely practiced medical treatment in human history. Some form of cupping has been used in the historical medical practices of most cultures. The earliest instruments used for cupping were gourds, animal horns, Stone, bones, nuts, seashells, bamboo, earthenware, and metals. Cupping became popular about 3500 years ago where it is seen repeatedly throughout hieroglyphics. They were described in Egyptian manuscripts as being used for fever, pain, vertigo, menstrual imbalances, weakened conditions, and accelerating the “healing crisis” in disease.

We are more familiar in the modern world with seeing cupping in association with Chinese medicine. It contributes much to form the backbone of traditional Chinese medicine. One of the earliest recorded use of cupping from 1,000 BC China incorporates a saying “acupuncture and cupping, more than half the ills cured.” In Chinese medicine, it is observed that cupping dispels stagnation of blood and Chi, along with outside pathogenic factors that invade a weakened state of being. Cupping increases the amount of blood flowing to the site where the cups are placed.

A reduction of muscle tension can result in better blood flow and better cellular health. It may also help form new tissue connective tissue and create new blood vessels. The benefits of cupping must be studied before choosing this treatment.