Cupping Therapy Can Release Toxins, Open Meridians and Increase Energy
Baguanfa is the modern term for Suction Cup Therapy. Baguanfa therapies have been used by healers for more than 5000 years - and is referred to in other cultures as Bentusa, Vendouse, Gac Hoi, Bahnkes, Kyukaku, Txhuav, Ventosaterapia, SchrÖpftherapie, Kupa Cekme, Jiaofa, Bankovani, Ventouzzes, and Vacuume Terapi.
Ancient Chinese medicine have believed that the body contains "Meridians". These meridians are pathways in the body where the energy of life called Qi ("chi") flows through. It flows through every body part, tissue, and organ. Cupping therapy has been further developed as a means to open the 'Meridians' of the body. It is mainly performed on one's back because there are five meridians on your back. When these meridians are opened, the internal energy is able to flow through the whole body.
A partial vacuum is created in cups placed on the skin either by means of heat or suction. This draws up the underlying tissues.
Cupping has also been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues, causing tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, clear colon blockages, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, activate the skin, clear stretch marks and improve varicose veins.
The suction from the cups can penetrate deep into your tissues causing the tissues to release harmful toxins. It triggers the lymphatic system, clears the blood vessels, and stretches and activates the skin.
Cumulative Cupping treatments increase muscle endurance, circulation, lung capacity, lymphatic drainage and health maintenance during strenuous activities. Many professional athletes incorporate it into their training to enhance their overall performance, agility and ability to recover from their sports.