Searching for Fire Cupping in Manchester or Salford? Philip integrates cupping alongside acupuncture for optimal results for a range of complaints.
Fire cupping involves creating a vacuum using a flame inside a glass cup. The cup is then applied directly to the skin, which is drawn up and held in place for a few minutes. Another method involves using a suction pump to similar effect. Research findings suggest that application of cupping increases local blood circulation and initiates activity in the immune system. This has traditionally been used in China to remedy cold and flu type symptoms, but also as seen at the 2016 Olympics can be used on tight muscles and for pain relief.