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Cupping Therapy

What is Cupping Therapy

Curative effects of cupping therapy

Adaptation diseases of cupping therapy

Cupping Therapy For Kidney Disease

What is Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy, different from common medicine, is a kind of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Suction is created by fire or extrusion method which can cause negative pressure inside the cup. When cup suck in skin, great stimulation to the location skin is created and because of this strong stimulation, temporary bruised painful marks on the skin will be made, but the mark usually fade within several days.

Cupping therapy is multifunctional and it shows obvious treatment effects in the following several aspects:

1. Help people lose weight

Cupping therapy improves digestive function, increases the metabolism and consumption to fat. Once we begin to consume more fat, our weight lose.

2. Improve blood circulation

Negative pressure inside the cup pull nerve, muscle, blood vessels and gland under the skin, which can cause a series of nervous system response, endocrine system response, regulate vasomotor function and increase the permeability of vascular wall, All these response can improve blood circulation.

3. Help to discharge toxins in the blood

Powerful suction enable sweat pore expand, strengthen sweat gland and sebaceous gland, which is very helpful for the quick excretion of wastes and toxins.

4. Warming effects

Cupping therapy causes no side effects, so it can be used to deal with different diseases like:

1. Some respiratory system diseases: asthma, pulmonary edema, pneumonia, pleurisy.

2. Some digestive system diseases: indigestion, hyperacidity

3. Some circulatory system diseases: arhythmia and cardiac insufficiency

4. Some nervous system diseases: nervous headache, occipital neuralgia, sciatica and so on.

5. Some locomotor system : backache, Lumbar pain, gonalgia and coxalgia and so on.

6. Some symptoms in gynaecology

7. Some symptoms in surgical sores.

Cupping therapy can be classified into different types on the basis of character of cup type and the cupping type. With different disease and illness condition, patients can choose different kinds of cupping therapy. Besides, although cupping therapy is helpful, it does not mean the longer time the people doing cupping therapy, the better. Mostly, the time depends on patient's illness condition, but usually less than 15 minutes.

Cupping Therapy For Kidney Disease

Benefits of cupping therapy for kidney disease patients As one of the best physical therapies, cupping therapy has many benefits to patients suffering from chronic kidney diseases.

It can promote circulation of blood and lymph, regulate endocrine disorders so as to increase blood flow to the kidneys and much improve renal ischemia and hypoxia.

Kidney disease patients often have excessive building up of metabolic wastes and toxins in the body. Cupping therapy can intensify the functions of sweat gland and sebaceous glands and promote the excretion of some wastes from the skin.

Cupping therapy can also improve metabolism and promote gastrointestinal motility so as to much relive digestive symptoms for renal disease patients.

What is more, cupping therapy can alleviate many complications of kidney failure such as high blood pressure, arrhythmia, inadequate blood flow to the heart so as to much reduce the risk factors for kidney disease patients.

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Doctor of Medicine Yu, Junqing

Doctor of Medicine Yu, Junqing

Male, MD, was born in December, 1933. He has twice been to Zaire for foreign medical aid work and his team was named as the advanced collective. He is also the chief editor or co-author of many books such as Diagnosis and Treatments Points for Common Blood Diseases as well as many medical theses.