Cupping - Archie Coogan Complementary Therapist
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Are you willing to experience cupping therapy in Belfast, Northern Ireland? But if you don’t know the right therapist and how cupping treatment works, follow this guide. 

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping is an old type of alternative medicine that has a resemblance to deep tissue massage. In this regard, cupping depends on decompression and suction. This ancient therapy belongs to Chinese, Middle Eastern, and Egyptian cultures. Also, it has been witnessed that the world’s ancient book of medicine, ‘Ebers Papyrus’ verifies cupping as an effective treatment.

However, if we talk about the recent popularity of cupping, then it became famous among people when swimmer Michael Phelps used this therapy in the Summer Olympics of 2016.


How Cupping Works?

Here are the steps involved in cupping:

Step 1: The therapist places 3-5 glass, silicon, or bamboo cups to decompress connective tissues and muscles to perform the suction function on a particular area of the body. Hereof, the practitioner approaches a suction force to tug blood through dry or wet cups. 

Step 2: In stationary cupping, the therapist keeps the cups in the same place for 5 to 10 minutes. But in sliding cupping, your therapist will move the cups to heal the injured area. Sliding cupping works like deep tissue massage. 

Step 3: The cupping session usually consists of 5 to 10 minutes. Patients witness bruising and pain in the area where cups are placed for suction. The bruising will go away for 3 to 5 days. To subside pain, you can also take anti-inflammatory medications with your GP’s approval. 

Results & Benefits of Cupping

Here are the results and benefits of cupping:

  • Cupping helps relieve back, neck, sciatica, shoulder, and knee pains. 
  • It removes toxins from the body and is highly effective in overcoming stress and anxiety.
  • This therapy could be helpful when it comes to dealing with nausea, headaches, and migraines. 
  • It helps to increase blood circulation in the body through its compelling suction features.
  • Cupping also helps ease the symptoms of arthritis, asthma, and hypertension.

Side Effects of Cupping

Skin irritation, pain and bruising could be elementary side effects of cupping. 

Who Shouldn’t Get Cupping Therapy?

People who have blood clotting issues such as hemophilia, history of strokes, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other blood clotting problems should avoid cupping. It is better for patients with skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis to not get cupping  treatment. Moreover, if you have experienced a cardiac arrest in the past 6 months, cupping is not good for you. 

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Why Choose Cupping?

Cupping is a relatively safe and effective treatment to ease chronic fatigue syndrome, sciatica, migraine, neck and muscle pains. However, to benefit from this fantastic ancient therapy, getting this treatment from a certified practitioner is essential. If you want to experience the maximum benefits of cupping therapy you should consider Archie Coogan.

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