Therapeutic Cupping date back to ancient Egyptian, China, and several Middle Eastern cultures, being utilized as an alternative form medicine. Ancient "cupping" treatments were thought to cure/purge bites, posutles, infections and draw out "evil spirits out of body and balance the humors."
Chinese believe cupping dispels stagnation of Blood and Qi, along with external pathogenic factors that invade a weakened constitution. Treatment typically consist of cups that are placed on the skin with negative air pressure in order create suction. The theory and belief is that the suctioning pressure will draw in more blood flow, as well as break up and mobilize tissues to promote healing and pain relief. By increasing blood flow, more nutrition will be brought to damaged tissues and removal of toxins and wastes will be removed. Cupping therapy is often used to drain excess fluids and toxins, stimulate the peripheral nervous system, bring blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin, and loosen adhesions, connective tissue and stubborn knots in soft tissue. Common side effects include localized redness and bruising that may last for several days.
Here at COR we utilize Myofascial Decompression (MFD). MFD utilizes cups to create a negative pressure to decompress adhesions, spots where the connective tissue (fascia) is stuck, to allow a better flow for improved nutrient exchange. By combining motion with the MFD, we are able to perform neuromuscular re-education to help correct restrictions in soft tissue mobility, or abnormal fascial mobility is something that can affect force production in athletes, impair normal biomechanics around joints, and interfere on optimal synchronization of synergistic muscles in compound movements.
Therapeutic Cupping vs Myofascial Decompression (MFD)
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