After hearing a lot about Cupping Therapy lately, I decided it was time to learn something about it. WebMD claims that supporters of cupping therapy believe the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the healing of a broad range of medical ailments. Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians were using cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
Now I was really curious so I decided to experience Cupping for myself. I’ve enjoyed my sessions very much, so much that I am participating in a Cupping Certification Course in July 2016.
I want to have a conversation with you about Cupping and see if there is interest in this service in the Ann Arbor area. I’d like to just get a feel for how other people view this kind of therapy. I understand that a lot of people have never seen nor heard of Cupping so this would be a good conversation to be a part of. Or maybe you have experienced cupping and would like to share that experience with us. This will help me know what to look for as I begin my certification course.
I should tell everyone now that I will NOT be doing “Wet” Cupping where the skin is punctured and you actually draw blood. I will be practicing “Dry” Cupping. Here is a helpful video that shows a “Dry” Cupping technique, you should also know that I will not be using the method that involves an open flame. After you watch the video come back and let me know what you think in a comment below.