Many people adopt alternative cupping therapy because of its many benefits, but what are the benefits of cupping? is this real?
The subject of cupping and its multiple uses has recently increased, so what is cupping? What are the benefits of cupping? Can a pregnant woman accept it? This is what we will learn below.
The benefits of cupping are numerous, including the following:
1. The benefits of cupping in general
Cupping has long been used to treat a variety of health problems, but few scientific studies have addressed this topic, most notably a 2015 study published in the Journal of Traditional and Alternative Medicine and a 2012 study published in PLOS One.
These studies concluded that the use of cupping may be beneficial for the following health conditions:
- herpes zoster;
- young love.
- Half facial paralysis.
- Cervical spondylosis.
- Blood problems such as anemia and hemophilia.
- Arthritis and pain in the connective tissues.
- Fertility and some gynecological diseases.
- Bronchial congestion due to allergies and asthma.
2. The benefits of cupping for pregnant women
Despite the many benefits of cupping, they have not been proven so far, so it is not recommended for pregnant women to receive alternatives to cupping in order to preserve her safety and the safety of the fetus.
If a pregnant woman must perform cupping:
- Consult her doctor first.
- Choose someone who has experience in cupping to be able to deal with it without harming it and the fetus.
- Make sure the cup is not placed on your stomach or lower back.
A pregnant woman receiving cupping may be at risk for herself and the fetus, as it can lead to miscarriage or even premature birth, depending on the number of weeks of pregnancy.
Women who have just given birth and wish to cupping should wait at least 40 days after giving birth naturally before their bodies return to normal. You must wait for a caesarean section longer.
3. The benefits of cupping for the back
Receiving cupping therapy helps relax muscles, improve blood flow, and relieve nervous system pain, so cupping is an effective treatment for back pain as well as neck pain, muscle spasms and fatigue.
But of course, the results of this treatment differ from one person to another, depending on the nature of his body.
Before performing cupping therapy to get rid of back pain, you should speak with a specialized therapist and ask the patient what is on the patient’s mind, in addition to discussing the results that can be obtained and the side effects of receiving this treatment.
Cupping side effects
The use of cups, whether hot or cold, and placing them on human skin can leave some side effects of treatment, but despite that, most people believe that the benefits of cupping outweigh the side effects, the most important of which are:
- Discomfort in the cup placement area.
- Some minor burns.
- Bruising from the cups and the suction process.
- Sometimes inflammation of the skin.
Important information about cupping
Cupping therapy is an alternative treatment that involves placing a cup on the skin for a suction process that promotes the healing process through blood flow to the area of the cup.
Cupping has been used since ancient times through animal horns, and over time it evolved into cups made of bamboo and porcelain, drawn using the heat generated by heating the cups with fire and immediately placed on the skin, when these cups cooled, they were dipped into the skin sequentially.
As for modern cupping, it has evolved into the use of spherical glass, open on one side only, and is divided into two categories:
- Dry cupping : It is a method of suction only.
- Wet cupping : includes suction with bleeding marked for healing.
The method used in treatment depends on several factors, the most important of which is the person’s health condition and gender preference.