TCM Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of TCM treatment in which a local suction is created on the skin. TCM Physicians believe that this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. In Singapore TCM Clinics, TCM Pain Management Treatments usually combine TCM Cupping Therapy with TCM Tuina (TCM Massage) & Skin Scraping to achieve pain relief. It is worth noting that Olympic athletes such as Michael Phelps are using TCM Cupping Therapy to improve their performance.
Suction is created using heat (fire). It is used to treat various forms of pain Eg. Backache. TCM Cupping Therapy can be used for back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Patients are advised to drink plenty of water after doing TCM Cupping Therapy to help move blood and other fluids through the affected area. The discoloration left by the cups is normally caused by the painless bruising due to the dispelling of stagnant blood and will dissipate after a few days.
People with severe heart disease, bleeding disorders, severe swelling, severe skin diseases or localized lesions, extreme debility, emaciation, skin fragility, prolonged high fever, convulsion or posturing. Please consult your TCM Physician before receiving TCM Cupping Therapy.