|Dr Michel Gehin
D.O.M. A.P. L.M.T.
1217 White Street
Key West, FL 33040
|Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice
in which a cup is applied to the skin and the
pressure in the cup is reduced (by using change
in heat or by suctioning out air), so that the
skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into
and held in the cup.
In some cases, the cup may be moved while the
suction of skin is active, causing a regional
pulling of the skin and muscle (the technique is
called gliding cup).
Cupping is mainly recommended for the
treatment of pain, gastro-intestinal disorders,
lung diseases (especially chronic cough and
asthma), and paralysis, though it can be used
for other disorders as well.
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