Cupping therapy is used for a wide array of medical conditions including fevers, chronic low back pain, poor appetite, indigestion, high blood pressure, acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, anemia, stroke rehabilitation nasal congestion, infertility, and menstrual period cramping.
Concept of Cupping therapy
Cupping therapy types can be classified using four distinct methods of categorization. The first system of categorization relates to “technical types” including: dry, wet, massage, and flash cupping therapy. The second categorization relates to “the power of suction related types” including: light, medium, and strong cupping therapy. The third categorization relates to “the method of suction related types” including: fire, manual suction, and electrical suction cupping therapy. The fourth categorization relates to “materials inside cups” including: herbal products, water, ozone, moxa, needle, and magnetic cupping therapy.
At Healing Edge we use wet cupping method also known as Hijama where blood is drawn by local suction from a small skin incision.