CUPPING

WHAT IS CUPPİNG?

It is a kind of natural treatment method in which suction cups are used in therapy. It strengths or activates the organism’s self- healing powers, when these are not able to do so on their own. The essential effect of cupping is the retuning and therefore also the regulation of disturbed body functions, as well as the alleviation of pain and cramping, improvement in blood circulation and inhibition of inflammation.

CUPPING

 

The practice of cupping is over 5000 years old. The effect remained the same; only the cups and the technique have changed over these many years. We can find the application of suction cups in the medicine of all ‘primitive’ people, as well as in the oldest civilizations. Reports about the art of cupping were already to be found in ancient Chinese, Hindu and Egyptian medical scriptures. The Greek physician Hippocrates ( 400 BC), who is known as the ‘ Father of Medicine’ was also very familiar with this method.

The history of medicine confirms that cupping was used successfully until the first half of the 19th century, not only in private practice but also in hospitals. In the course of the 19th century, however, great discoveries occurred that were fundamentally significant for medicine. A chemical industry developed quickly and chemical drugs were introduced into medicine as a result of that development.

In the course of centuries, cupping ( especially the ‘ bloody’ variation) has unfortunately also been discredited by exaggerated and therefore often harmful applications. Publications by B. Aschner, G. Bachmann, J. Abele, A. Bier, Ch. W. Hufeland and others confirm not only the harmfull effects of cupping, which this method has long been blamed for, but also that these do not occur when it is applied correctly. These physicians also endorse the regulating, resistance- increasing effect of cupping and the acceleration of recovery in many diseases.

Not only in Germany, but also in many other countries, the medical trend has been reversed and therapeutic methods from complimentary and alternative medicine are once again being adapted by conventional Western medicine.

 

WHAT IS CUPPİNG?

 

It is a kind of natural treatment method in which suction cups are used in therapy. It strengths or activates the organism’s self- healing powers, when these are not able to do so on their own.

The essential effect of cupping is the retuning and therefore also the regulation of disturbed body functions, as well as the alleviation of pain and cramping, improvement in blood circulation and inhibition of inflammation.

 

INDICATED DISORDERS AND COMPLAINTS

 

1- Disorders of the head:

Headache

Migraine

Middle ear inflammation ( otitis media)

Tinnitus

Sinus infection ( sinusitis)

 

2- Respiratory tract:

 

Bronchial asthma

Bronchial catarrh ( bronchitis, acute and chronic)

Influenza and influenza disorders ( influenzal bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchopneumonia)

Sore throat ( tonsillitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis)

 

3- Cardiovascular diseases:

 

Coronary heart disease ( angina pectoris)

Abnormal blood pressure ( hypotension, hypertension)

 

4- Digestive organs:

 

Gastric catarrh ( gastritis)

Acute and chronic pancreatitis

Liver disorders ( liver cirrhosis, liver congestion, hepatitis, fatty liver)

Disorders of the gallbladder and bile ducts

Intestinal disorders ( acute and chronic enteritis, constipation)

 

5- Locomotor system:

 

Rheumatic disorders ( inflammatory, non- inflammatory

degenerative, soft tissue rheumatism)

Spinal column disorders ( spondylitis, spondylosis)

 

6- Reproductive organs:

 

Female reproductive organs ( menstrual disorders, inflammation, sexual malfunction)

Male reproductive organs ( inflammation of prostate, erectile dysfunction)

 

7- Urinary tract:

 

Inflammation of kidneys ( nephritis, acute and chronic)

Inflammatıon of bladder ( cystitis)

 

8- Nervous system:

 

Inflammation of nerves ( neuritis)

Neuralgia

Vegetative dystonia

 

9- Venous disorders:

 

Varicose veins ( varices)

Obesity ( adipositas, overweight)

Cellulitis ( adipositas circumscripta oedematosa)

Cellulite ( dermatopanniculosis deformans)

 

REFERENCE

• The Art of Cupping, Hedwig Manz

Thieme, 2009

 

Dr. Z. Işıl BİRKAN
Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Uzmanı
Akupunkturist / Nöralterapist

 

 

 

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