Cupping is one of the oldest techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, cupping is used by many cultures all over the globe. Originating thousands of years ago, the first cups were made from animal horns. Now Acupuncture Physicians use glass, bamboo, or plastic cups.
At Axis Natural Medicine we use fire cupping. The practitioner or massage therapist lights a cotton ball soaked with alcohol and puts in into the cup. This creates a vacuum by removing the oxygen. The cotton ball is quickly removed and the cup is placed on the patients skin. This technique stimulates the flow of blood and qi, removes toxins from the body, reduces swelling and breaks up stagnation.
Cupping is frequently used to treat painful conditions such as headaches, abdominal pain, arthritis, and back pain. We also use this technique for respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis and colds or the flu. Other areas we utilize cupping is for menstrual issues, diarrhea, gastritis, infertility, and insomnia.
Axis Natural Medicine – Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Massage
7680 Cambridge Manor Place Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33907