Health Briefs

Published on February 1st, 2018 | by Christel B. Haase PhD., Certified Reflexologist


Cupping: An Ancient Tool for Health and Wellness

Research conducted in 2010 on over 135 clinical studies concluded that cupping therapy may be effective for acne, herpes zoster, facial paralysis, cervical spondylosis, and respiratory issues.

A randomized control trial study on 29 subjects with plantar fasciitis showed that dry cupping could reduce pain and tightness and increase functioning. Participants reported overall pain reduction after two sessions per week for four weeks.

In a study on the effectiveness of cupping for relieving low back pain, 37 patients were given moving cup therapy; 33 other patients were treated with an anti-inflammatory drug. Patients receiving cupping found it to be more effective than drug therapy.

Contributed by Christel Haase, Certified Reflexologist

About the Author

Christel Haase holds a Ph.D. in Holistic Health and Certification in Reflexology from the International Institute of Reflexology in NYC. She has been practicing foot reflexology for over 11 years.

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