Cupping Therapy is available with or without an acupuncture service at Qilosophy ® – Tucson, AZ. Known to exist as far back as 300 A.D., we use what is known as the fire-cupping method to perform this service. The fire-cupping method consists of a specific circular glass instrument known as a cup, and a small flame from an alcohol tinged cotton ball. The flame is quickly inserted into the cup and removed in order to create a vacuum inside the cup. The cup is then placed on the skin where the vacuum proceeds to pull the skin and some of the layers under the skin, slightly into the cup. What this action does is pull to the surface of the skin congesting metabolic debris from the tissues.
Consider that parts of your body are like a highway littered with junk cars, old tires and pieces of litter. It’s nearly impossible for you to travel on this kind of road. In the body, these show up as symptoms like muscle pain, acne, headaches, depression, fatigue and high blood pressure. Cupping Therapy to the body, is like what a giant vacuum would be to this congested highway. The suction from the cup draws the congestion out of the tissues and brings it to the surface of the skin where the skin can remove it. The roadway (tissues), are now clearer and your vehicle (blood flow), can now travel smoothly, abundantly and in a timely manner, relieving the body, mind and mood of discomfort.
Or in otherwords, EHANCE CIRCULATION.