MediCupping can be used for a variety of conditions, including muscle aches, scars and adhesions, arthritis, and sinusitis. Five minutes of MediCupping can be compared to 30-minutes of deep tissue massage therapy. MediCupping can start the healing process immediately in tendinous tears without irritation to the skin or body. It draws the inflammation out from deep in the tissues to be released and excreted through the lymphatic system and pores. The skin can turn red with strong movements, indicating that circulation has been brought to the surface. Application of liniments, analgesics, plant hydrosols and essential oil blends immediately after treatment will enable absorption of the product deep into the tissue.
Increased local blood supply to the muscles and skin will bring nourishment and allow for toxins to be carried away via the lymph. Conditions of chronic and acute pain can be relieved with minimal discomfort and tense muscles softened quickly and easily.
Medicupping is wonderfully effective to release restrictions in fascia and scar tissue, such as plantar fasciitis. Larger cups are used for the broad areas of the back, and a strong vacuum will mimic the rolling action of deep tissue massage without the discomfort. The movement may be long and draining or circular and stimulating for stubborn knots and areas of rigid tissue.
One of the most beneficial applications of vacuum therapy is for preparation and recovery from surgical procedures. The action on the nervous system is sedating and people often fall into a deep state of relaxation. On a deeper therapeutic level, this nervous system sedation is beneficial for those with high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia and neuralgia. Medicupping produces a deep warmth and tingling sensation long after the treatment has ended.