Cupping also called Myofascial Decompression (MFD) is a technique that uses the application of glass cups and negative pressure to particular regions of the body. The cups may be stationary and/or sliding may be incorporated. When used for musculoskeletal conditions, it is effective in decreasing stiffness and pain, improve tissue health and increase mobility. It can also help break up scar adhesions/tissue and mechanical connective tissue changes following inflammation or trauma.
Cupping can also be used as a form of detoxification because it has been found to activate the lymphatic system and help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries. Cupping may also be used to treat respiratory conditions (common cold, bronchitis, asthma).
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