There are two main types of cupping: dry and wet.
Dry cupping is currently practiced at the HormonEnCore Clinic.
So KDCT is a technique where in a glass, plastic, or silicone cup is placed on the skin where the air within the cup is removed causing a vacuum effect.
The main principle behind cupping is that the suction created encourages blood and lymph flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments.
The cups are typically left on the skin for 5-20 minutes, is relatively painless and will leave a ring or discoloration mark on the skin (which depends on each individual and their condition).
HOW DOES IT HELP?
- Cupping increases the blood flow to sore areas in muscles, providing important nutrients to the area that promote healing.
- It can also provide pain relief by exciting small nerves inside muscles so that they release pain-killing chemicals.
- This technique is used to help with relaxation, blood flow, pain and inflammation and a form of Deep Myofascial tissue release.
Research has shown that dry cupping is a safe and beneficial technique and patients with neck and shoulder pain experienced a 61% decrease in pain after receiving this therapy!
Dry Cupping is often used in conjunction with other manual therapy treatment techniques, and /or Taping as it can complement and enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.