Cupping

balloon therapy

Cupping therapy

Cupping is one of the ancient and traditional methods that can be used as an alternative to medical treatments and other treatments.

This procedure is done using special cups that are placed on the skin. Cupping cups may be made of glass, bamboo, pottery and silicone.

People do cupping for a variety of reasons, such as relieving pain and inflammation, improving blood circulation, relaxing and healthy the body, and deep massaging body tissues.

There are two methods for cupping:

1) Dry method: only ballooning is done.

2) Wet method: In this method, first the balloon is performed and then the cupping operation is performed.

Wet cupping

Wet cupping can be done in two ways:

• Hot cupping:

In this method, cups and fire are used for suction and it is the same as traditional cupping.

• Cold cupping:
This method uses electric or manual suction.
Cupping may be very popular these days, but it is not a new method and its use dates back to the cultures of ancient Egypt, China, Iran and the Middle East.

History of cupping therapy

Cupping has been used for thousands of years to treat many diseases in different cultures around the world.
Evidence suggests that Iranians used cupping in the past. The type of wet cupping has been very popular among Iranians.

All the greats of traditional Iranian medicine have introduced cupping as one of the important pillars of treatment. Zakaria Razi in the book “Al-Hawi” and Abu Ali Sina in the book “Law” have talked in detail about cupping and its application in the treatment of various diseases.

Cupping has been practiced for more than 5,000 years in areas such as China, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Egypt and North Africa, and evidence suggests that North American Indians were also familiar with its healing effects.

Cupping removes harmful and toxic substances from the body and improves the health of the body. To explain further, it is good to know that the main function of the liver is to produce and purify blood. The liver sends moist blood to the kidneys to retain moisture. It also sends dead cells to the spleen along with toxins. Toxins enter the large intestine through the spleen and are excreted in the feces.

When the spleen is full, the liver sends excess blood to the back of the heart (between the scapulae, the back of the neck, and the back) through a blood vessel called a filter. When cupping is done in the area between the two shoulders, blood toxins are actually removed from the filter vessel, which helps purify the blood in the spleen. Thus, cupping is effective in treating diseases.

If cupping is done at the same time as acupuncture, it may be better and more effective in treating some diseases, such as:

• Herpes zoster (skin disease)

• Acne

• Facial paralysis

• Cervical spondylosis

How is cupping done?

The doctor injects a flammable substance, such as alcohol or paper, into the fire cup and, when the fire is extinguished, places the cup on the skin. When the air inside the cup cools, the cup acts like a vacuum.

Evidence suggests that Iranians used cupping in the past. The type of wet cupping has been very popular among Iranians.
In this case, the skin becomes red and protruding and the veins in that part dilate. In the more advanced method, the balloon is operated by a pump instead of using fire. After 3 minutes, the doctor removes the cup and makes superficial, narrow incisions in the skin with a razor.

He then performs the balloon operation again in those areas that cause a small amount of bleeding from the skin. After cupping, your doctor may prescribe antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. The skin returns to its normal state within 10 days.

What are the benefits of cupping therapy?

Cupping is useful for treating various diseases.

Among the diseases that can be treated with this method are:

• Blood disorders such as anemia and hemophilia

• Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia

• Infertility and gynecological diseases

• Skin problems such as eczema and acne

• High blood pressure

• Migraine

• Stress and depression

• Bronchial congestion due to allergies and asthma

• Varicose veins

Who should avoid cupping therapy?

It should be noted that cupping should be avoided in the main and small arteries. Those who are hungry, eaten or very tired should not cupping.

It is also recommended that people with the following diseases not cupping:

• have mild or serious heart disease and heart failure.

• Have severe mental disorders, seizures and anger.

• have a history of heavy bleeding and diseases such as hemophilia, hepatitis B and leukemia.

• have very sensitive skin or their skin is sore.

• have tuberculosis.

• Women who are pregnant.