In cupping, suction cups are placed on the skin. This process sucks the skin into the cups, causing hyperaemia (strong circulation), as well as an extravasate (bloody fluid that has leaked from the vessel and is present in the tissue). Then the cups are moved around on the lubricated skin across certain areas. Through the reflex connections, cupping massage have a regulating and stimulating effect on the entire body and therefore a curative effect on some disease.
- There is no other disease where the therapist succeeds as quickly as in diseases of the respiratory organs. Hence, these are the true domain of cupping.
- When applied at the right locations, cupping relaxes the muscles, widens the blood vessels, and stimulates circulation. This allows for a faster elimination of pain-causing substances, as a result of which pain is reduced.
- In addition, disorders of the digestive tract, kidneys, or urinary tracts, as well as cardiovascular diseases also respond well to cupping therapy.
- Chronic diseases that manifest in different forms and locations are a difficult, but also rewarding field for cupping therapy.