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WHAT IS VENTOSA THERAPY?

(Dry Cup Method)

Ventosa Therapy is an aged-old, painless method of alternative treatment which utilizes small glass cups and heat as suction devices. Creating suctions in the cups may be done by wetting a cotton ball with alcohol and rubbing it at the bottom of the cup. Ignite it so that a flame is produced and heat fills the cup. The flame must not get in contact with the skin. Known also as hot cup therapy.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Before putting the cup over the skin area, a cotton ball wet with 50% alcohol is swabbed onto the bottom of the cup and then a flame is ignited. As the flame goes out, the cup is turned upside down and placed on the patient’s skin. As the air inside the cup cools down, a vacuum is created causing the skin to rise forming a reddened mound. Cupping is same as massage only, instead of putting pressure on the muscle downwards, cupping uses pressure to pull the muscles upwards.

BENEFITS OF VENTOSA THERAPY

  1. Reduces pain and inflammation (frozen shoulder, back pains, neck pains, stiff muscles)
  2. Relieves stress, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism
  3. Promotes mental ease and physical well being
  4. Loosens muscles
  5. Mobilizes blood flow
  6. Calms the nervous system
  7. Helps clear congestion (colds, respiratory conditions)
  8. Flushes out toxins and impurities
  9. Cosmetic purposes – reduction of cellulite, wrinkles, scars, fat deposits, facelift
  10. Balances body’s vent and energy flow
  11. Provides a relaxing and relieving sensation

CONTRAINDICATIONS OF CUPPING THERAPY

(British Cupping Society)

  1. Expectant mothers (pregnant) or menstruating women
  2. Persons with metastatic cancer
  3. People with bone fractures or muscle spasms
  4. A bleeder
  5. People with edema

CUPPING THERAPY – SITES TO BE AVOIDED

(British Cupping Society)

  1. Sites with thrombosis
  2. Areas with ulcer
  3. An artery
  4. Site where pulse can be felt
Ventosa Therapy
Date

January 21, 2016

Category

Alternative Services