Dynamic cupping involves an integration of movement cupping, acupuncture needling and electrical stimulation in order to improve micro-circulation, range of motion, flexibility, while decreasing pain & spasms.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative Chinese medicine in which practitioner places cups specifically on certain acupuncture regions, trigger points or areas of discomfort. The practitioner creates suction in a cup. And then applies that cup to the body, which then draws the skin up inside the cup. As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand.
A more modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. Sometimes acupuncturists use silicone cups, which they can drag on your skin using a lubricant for a massage-like effect. This form of cupping is referred to as moving cupping.
Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and therefore tends to improve circulation. It can also help open up the chest and benefit the lungs and can even benefit menstrual problems and digestive problems, too. Most commonly, it's used for aches and pains of various musculoskeletal types as well as respiratory problems, cough & wheezing.
Patients mainly report that cupping feels a bit strange, but definitely doesn't hurt. It just feels like someone's pulling at your skin.
Cupping therapy is usually used as part of acupuncture or body work treatment. It's been part of Chinese medicine for over 2,500 years. Originally, animal horn was the original cup.
There are very few conditions in which cupping should not be used, such as high fever, skin disease or tendency to bleed easily.
Each cupping session last about 10 to 15 minutes and it can be repeated, once the marks are cleared, until the problem is resolved.