Cupping for Weight Loss
Lately Cupping therapy is very popular in the world. Y h Cupping therapy also can help to promote weight loss. Excess weight is based on many factors such as a sluggish metabolism, stress, hormone imbalances, excessive intake of unhealthy food with low nutritional value and lack of exercise.
Cupping therapy was used in Egypt dating back some 3,500 years, where its use is represented in hieroglyphic writing. The earliest recorded use of Cupping is from the famous Taoist alchemist and herbalist, Ge Hong (281–341 A.D.). In ancient Greece, Hippocrates recommended the use of cups for a variety of ailments, while in the early 1900’s eminent British physician, Sir Arthur Keith, wrote how he witnessed Cupping performed with excellent success.
Suction Cup Therapies remained a constant in professional medical treatment throughout Europe. It was practiced by such famous physicians as Galen (131-200AD), Paracelsus(1493-1541), Ambroise Pare (1509-90) and surgeon Charles Kennedy (1826).
Chinese medicine believe that weight gain and obesity are caused when the liver and spleen do not function well. The spleen controls the movements of the digestive system, directs the digestion of food and conversion of food and fluids into energy or “qi.” The spleen then directs this energy to all the parts of the body. When the spleen malfunctions, the qi stagnates and a condition called dampness or fat is created leading to weight gain.
The patient also experiences feeling of heaviness, water retention, slowed metabolism and fatigue. In addition, stress can cause the liver to imbalance leading to food cravings and uncontrolled eating. Luckily, cupping therapy can actually help in controlling weight gain.
Cupping therapy can cause the free movement of the qi in the patient’s body by creating suction on specific points where the qi might stagnate, thus promoting weight loss. The cupping therapist might apply suction using cups of different sizes on 20 to 30 points on the front of the body such as the torso, arms and legs. In this way, the 14 meridians of the body are targeted for stimulation such as the pericardium, Sanjiao, small and large intestines, Dai, gall bladder, liver, heart, lungs, spleen, stomach, kidney and Ren.