Dry cupping involves placing a suction cup over the desired region to draw the skin into the cup through the vacuum. Minor bruises appear on the body as blood rushes to capillaries, toxins are released, and lymphatic system is drained. As a result, the body is assisted in healing, although the patient initially experiences mild discomfort. The bruises disappear after some days and the patient gradually starts finding this therapy relaxing in nature.
Dry cupping is an effective drugless therapy that is used to treat a variety of conditions including constipation, joint pain, migraines, fatigue, shoulder tension, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.
The nature of the applied technique depends on the therapist, medical condition, desired results, and patient’s skin and health. Therapist may choose to leave the cups on the body or move them around to remove pain through massage. The therapist may decide to use the deep techniques to work on deeper layers of muscle and tissue.