A glass cup is put onto a patient’s body and suction is caused
by burning off the oxygen inside the cup before it is quickly placed
on the body. The body is massaged with oil before the cups are
placed on a painful area. The oil helps to form a vacuum.
Depending on the condition being treated, the cups will be left in
place from 5 to 10 minutes. Several cups may be placed on a
patient’s body at the same time. Some practitioners will also apply
small amounts of medicated oils or herbal, essential oils to the
skin just before the cupping procedure, which lets them move the
cups up and down particular acu-points or meridians.
In China, cupping is used primarily to treat respiratory
conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and congestion;
arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders; and certain types of pain.
Some practitioners also use cupping to treat depression and
Fleshy sites on the body, such as the back and stomach (and,
to a lesser extent, the arms and legs), are the preferred sites
The special technique called “running cups” used on the back helps
to ease back pain, especially lower back pain and general
stiffness in the back. The results are very quick and it is a most
Using running cups on the side of the legs and hips helps to break
down cellulite. For lasting results it is better to have a series of
12 treatments over 3 or 4 weeks.
The backbone of Traditional Chinese medicine has 8 pillars of
wisdom. One of these is acupuncture and the knowledge of the
12 main meridian pathways. If any one of these meridians has a
blockage, the person will experience pain and discomfort at the
point of the blockage.
By vibrating distal points on the same meridian that has the
blockage, the practitioner can bring ease and well-being to the
patient. In TCM, muscles are capable of holding emotions and
traumatic memories which bring suffering to the patient.
With the use of Tui-Na massage and bio-mechanical stimulation
or vibration therapy, at between 50-150Hz, the muscles and pain
are dissipated bringing about emotional release and a feeling of
peace and well-being. Tui-Na Massages helps with your muscles
and emotional stress,
PEMF is extremely low frequency pulsing energy ranging from
1 Hz to 50 Hz.
The use of PEMF is completely safe especially when the
pulsing frequencies are kept under 100 Hz and used for
about 20 minutes per treatment. Clients can have two treatments
a day, of 20 minutes per treatment, approximately 6 hours apart.
The earth’s magnetic frequency, otherwise known as Schumann
waves are at 7.8 Hz
The use of PEMF for fibromyalgia and CFS (chronic fatigue
syndrome) for pain relief has been documented in many
instances around the world. Studies have shown that PEMF
increases blood supply, changes the composition of
membranes in stiff joints, promotes the growth of cartilage,
and improves calcium transfer to the bones.
Electro-Magnetic Fields (EMF) are not to be confused with
50/60 Hz electromagnetic radiation around high voltage power
lines and transformers, which induce a continuous
electromagnetic field. The behaviour of these electromagnetic
fields is completely different from PEMF and the warnings
should be taken seriously because they are correct.
Cell phones work with frequencies higher than 800 MHz
(800.000.000 Hz) and it is an open question if they might cause
These discussions will definitely still take many years before
firm conclusions can be drawn. So far there is no firm proof
that indeed they stimulate cancer growth and at this stage,
the recommendations are not to allow children to use cell
phones for extended periods because the device is held close to the
Research is still on-going regarding radiation from cell phone usage.
While cupping is considered
relatively safe (especially air
cupping, which does not
include the risk of fire and
heat), it can cause some
swelling and bruising on
As the skin under a cup is
drawn up, the blood vessels
at the surface of the skin
This may result in small,
circular bruises on the
areas where the cups
These bruises are usually
painless, and disappear
within a few days of