Welcome to Ocean Ki Wellness and our cupping treatment. Cupping is a complementary or alternative medicine practice that involves the use of cups to create suction on the skin. It is believed that this suction increases circulation of qi, which can aid in faster recovery. This ancient treatment has roots in various therapeutic systems such as Chinese, Unani, traditional Korean, and Tibetan medicine, dating back to Ancient Egypt's Eber's papyrus. Today, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners commonly administer cupping therapy. The suction is believed to improve the body's "qi" circulation and balance the yin and yang energies, potentially preventing health issues and strengthening the body's immunity.
Recent research has been conducted to understand the mechanisms and benefits of cupping. It is believed to alleviate symptoms by improving blood circulation and immunity. The treatment is known to enhance skin blood flow, change skin biomechanics, improve local metabolism, reduce inflammation, and boost cellular immunity.
Cupping can be done in conjunction with acupuncture and it's recommended to eat light meals 2 to 3 hours before a session. During the treatment, cups are placed on the skin, creating a suction sensation and pressure. Heat or suction alone may be used. The skin may be temporarily reddened and may show light bruises post-treatment.