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L'ABC de la vacuothérapie

The ABCS Of Vacuum Therapy

The more we learn about vacuum therapy, the more we want to put it into practice. We want to try it, experience it, see the benefits. The idea of ​​massaging with these small objects almost becomes an obsession.
But how come cupping is now so popular? Why do stars and athletes proudly show off their marks? In short, why are they so attractive from a therapeutic point of view? e ?

The origins of vacuum therapy

First of all, you should know that the use of suction cups is not a recent phenomenon. Traces of it can be found in traditional Chinese medical literature dating back as far as 3000 years.

At the time, it was believed that diseases could be removed from the body by suction. Cupping was therefore used in addition to traditional medicine to relieve a myriad of health problems such as, for example, pain and pulmonary tuberculosis.

But, how do suction cups work? ?

When a cup is applied, a suction effect occurs on the skin and it is lifted.

This results in an increased vascularization phenomenon which releases accumulations of fluids in the tissues and causes them to be evacuated. This stimulates the elimination of toxins and blood circulation.

As a result, pores and blood vessels dilate, leaving red or blue marks on the skin. It is moreover this principle of hyperthermia which is sought after and desired in vacuum therapy.

You should know that this suction effect is impossible to reproduce with the hands, hence the particularity of a treatment with suction cups.

The effects of vacuum therapy

It goes without saying that this process becomes very interesting for reducing tissue adhesions, evacuating inflammation, releasing a spasm or muscle contracture, fighting cellulite, promoting lymphatic drainage, softening and reducing the appearance of scars, relieving pain, etc.

Cupping is also used to rejuvenate the appearance of facial skin. Applied in this region, they can also be of great help to people suffering from sinusitis and headaches.

At the neurological level, the application of cupping significantly increases the secretion of endorphins. It also reduces brain activity and, consequently, reduces anxiety.

In addition, cupping stimulates the immune system by promoting the creation of immunoglobin, lymphocyte and cytokine. These effects therefore prove beneficial in relieving conditions like shingles, facial paralysis and cervical osteoarthritis.

We can therefore find in all of these explanations the answers to the great popularity of vacuum therapy. Since the effects of vacuum therapy are rapid and visible, it is not surprising that it has become the favorite technique of the day. So. You now know the stars' best-kept health and beauty secret!

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SOURCE : Cupping therapy for acute and chronic pain management: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials