Cupping

Cupping is a form of traditional TCM therapy whereby cups are placed on a patient’s meridian points to apply suction and heat, improving the circulation of “qi” and treat the body’s imbalances.

What can Cupping treat?

Cupping has been shown to be effective in the treatment of muscle aches, rheumatism, flu or cold, weight management as well as general health maintenance.

Who is suitable for cupping treatment?

Cupping is a treatment that is suited for most patients aged between 18 -65. Our physician does not recommend cupping for patients who suffer from the following:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Pregnant women
  • Severe skin problems

How is cupping carried out?

Each treatment generally lasts 15 minutes. The physician places the plastic cups on a patient’s meridian points, while using a pump to suck out air from the top of the cup, creating a vacuum effect. If the physician uses glass cups, a small flame will be used to create suction instead.

Are there any side effects to cupping?

It is common for patients to develop circular marks on the skin immediately after a treatment session. These marks are harmless and usually fade away within a few days.

What should I take note of after my cupping treatment?

Have plenty of rest after a cupping treatment. It is also highly recommended to drink lots of warm water, avoid raw, cold and oily food. Avoid cold showers for a minimum of 2 hours following your cupping treatment.