What Is Japanese Cupping
Cupping historically has been used by many cultures it is said to have evolved over 5,000 years ago; it has been used in Egypt, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America, Cupping in Southeast Asia is still used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in Japan by Meridian Therapists. In Japanese Medicine Kyukaku (cupping) is done using the following methods and techniques.
How does Japanese Cupping work
- Leaving/Retaining Cups: retaining cups for 1 to 10 minutes, useful for pain management, and loosening tight muscles.
- Moving and Sliding Cups: useful for blood stasis or moving Ki
- Momentary Cupping and Moxa: useful on weak or deficient patients, can also be useful for an acute contusion by applying the cup over the contusion, when removed Moxa can be applied to the area.
- Painful Bi syndrome, muscle pain
- Myofascial trigger points.
Japanese Cupping Is Effective For
- Can help ease headaches
- Relieves anxiety
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Helps with fibromyalgia
- Useful for moving blood stasis and Ki stagnation
- Tennis elbow, Frozen shoulder
- Lower back stiffness
- Useful for chronic pain or Bi syndrome
- Move cold or hot phlegm and damp in the body
- Can help ease abdominal pain
- Acute or chronic back pain
- Neck pain
- Respiratory disorder
- Gastrocnemius injury (calf muscle)
- Quadriceps injury
- Hip and Groin injury
- Sciatica (piriformis muscle)
- Shin splint injury
- Ankle and Achilles tendon injury
- Knee pain or knee injury.