The use of suction cups is an effective adjunct to your traditional Chinese medicine treatments.
A simple and safe procedure, cupping involves either the combustion of oxygen inside a glass jar ('fire cupping') or a pumping action inside specifically designed plastic cups to create a vacuum. When placed on the skin, this vacuum causes a suction making the cups grip to the skin. Whereas massage is a pressing technique, suction cups have a pulling action. Stationary cupping is where the cups are placed on specific points and retained, while for 'sliding cupping' the cups are moved along muscle regions or acupuncture channels. A lubricant such as massage oil is used for this technique. Cupping is a useful way to invigorate stagnate qi and blood, promoting their circulation through the channels and muscle tissue.
The complete guide to the traditional therapy of cupping.
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Hand vacuum pump cupping set with 17 non breakable plastic cups. Includes 13 x 5.0cm, 1 x 4.5cm, 1 x 4.0cm, 1 x 3.3cm and 1 x 2.5cm cups in an attractive vinyl case measuring 34.5cm x 24.0cm x 9.0cm. Also comes with suction pump and 1 x extension tube 65cm long.
Replacement cups are available.
A high quality cupping set. It comes with 14 glass cups and a straight suction hand pump in a vinyl carrying case. Dims. 36.8cm x 28.0cm x 7.0cm.
The cups are lightweight, thin walled but sturdy. There are four sizes of cups for different areas of the body; 8 x 4.5cm, 2 x 3.8cm, 2 x 3.3cm and 2 x 2.5cm.
High quality glass cups with smooth mouth. Pressure is created on the point by squeezing the rubber bulb which creates a vacuum. No smoke or fire involved so ideal for nervous patients or children. Designed and manufactured in Germany.
Available in four sizes.
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These plastic protectors fit inside the largest cups and keep the suction cup clean from massage oil and/or body fluids. Can still be used for sliding cupping. Designed to keep cupping set sterile at all times. There is no loss of suction when these inserts are used. Pack of 100