An Ancient Therapy with Modern Health Benefits
Anne-Marie Sterckx,R.Ac. provides Chinese Fire Cupping and Chinese Medicine Therapies
in Bedford-Halifax-Dartmouth - Nova Scotia
What is Chinese Fire Cupping
Cupping therapy dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. It is now accepted as a beneficial therapy in Western culture. Cupping is rising in popularity among many athletes and used by Chinese medicine practitioners to help treat many forms of diseases and injuries.
How cupping works:
Special glass cups are warmed up with a flame and are placed on the skin. When the air inside the cup cools down it creates a vacuum and the skin is gently raised inside the cup. This affects the blood vessels and other fluids around muscle and tissue: toxins are pulled away, old stagnant blood is moved around and this is making place for new oxigen rich blood to reach the muscles and tissues, promoting circulation and healing.
Cupping is used in the treatment of
-Rheumatic diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia
-Skin problems such as eczema and acne
-High blood pressure (hypertension)
-Anxiety and depression
-Bronchial congestion caused by allergies and asthma
-Scar tissue and adhesions (including old scars)
-Treatment for pneumonia
Cupping promotes circulation and therefor can help prevent illness.
Fire Cupping, Acupuncture Halifax, NS : a safe and effective therapy
Cupping in the News: Rio 16 This is Michael Phelps wearing the red marks after a fire cupping session to promote blood flow to his shoulder. He and his team mates end up winning GOLD in the 4X100 Freestyle. Cupping: An Ancient Therapy with Modern Health Benefits.
As an acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner my favorite way of cupping is Fire Cupping,
but here are some situations when I use Cold Cupping (cupping with plastic cups and vacuum controlled with a suction gun)
- on feet and hands
- near face
- when I need precise suction
For more info on Cupping or to book an appointment: 902-240-2412
updated 13 August 2018
Chinese Medicine Therapies can improve your health and prevent illness.