Cupping for weight loss before and after
There are many options available for people who are wanting to lose weight. The common advice is to change your diet, eat less, move more, all of which is great advice. Cupping for weight loss before and after you change your habits can also have a beneficial effect, giving you a better chance at weight loss success rather than relying on willpower alone.
Why do we gain weight?
The short answer is simply overeating and under-exercising, but it is more complex than that alone. As you get older, your metabolism slows down – it’s imperceptible at first, but slowly and surely your body will become less efficient at using energy, and more likely to store fat.
With a faster metabolism, everything that gets put into your body gets processed at high speed, and there’s no opportunity for any lingering fat deposits to build up. Of course, the more you eat, the more chance there is that your body won’t be able to keep up, and as you age the problem will only get worse.
How does cupping for weight loss before and after the event help?
Cupping is a treatment that has been around for a very long time. There are records of it being used over 1000 years ago by many ancient cultures including the Egyptians and the Chinese. The process itself is quite simple.
So-called “cups” are used to perform the treatment, which in times gone by may have been regular cups you might drink from, animal horns, or anything with a similar shape. The modern medical equivalent is custom made for the treatment.
One or more cups are placed on the skin in the area that is to be treated, and a vacuum is created within the cup. The vacuum is normally created by igniting a substance within the cup before applying it to the body – don’t worry, as the ignited substance does not come into contact with your skin. It is simply used to heat up the air within the cup.
As the air cools when the cup is inverted, it creates a vacuum which pulls the area of skin below the cup into the opening. The skin in this area will redden and the blood vessels in the area expand. An alternative variation on this procedure is the use of silicon cups and a pump system to create a vacuum – whichever method is used the net result is the production of a vacuum in the selected area.
With the expansion of blood vessels, the procedure supplies extra nutrients to the tissue and increases hydration, and also offers a similar effect to a deep tissue massage. The top layer and several sublayers of the skin are stimulated, bringing new life to the area, and additionally kickstarting the metabolism.
It is almost as if your body had forgotten about certain areas, and the stimulation provided by cupping reminds your body of what it needs to do.
As cupping increases the blood flow to the area that is being treated, it will also accelerate the natural healing processes of the body. This will decrease inflammation and boost the immune system, both of which are beneficial when trying to change your body composition, i.e. losing weight.
The cups are left in a single position for several minutes before they are either removed or alternatively relocated to another area to continue the treatment.
This treatment is effective both before and after starting your weight loss journey as it keeps your body in the optimum condition whether you are trying to lose weight or not.
Is cupping for weight loss safe?
Yes, cupping is an entirely natural treatment that uses the body’s own responses to accelerate weight loss and improve the immune system and metabolism. There may be a period of mild discomfort immediately after the treatment in the areas that were treated, but this will soon pass. This is caused by the vacuum pulling on the tissue and may be considered similar to the discomfort you may experience from a bruise.
No drugs are used during the process, and cupping is safe for most people – however, you may need to speak to a specialist if you are pregnant or have a heart condition.
What’s the difference with cupping for weight loss before and after treatment?
Before your cupping for weight loss treatment your body may be run down and slowly stopping working in the way that it should. After cupping, the tissue of your body is reactivated and re-energized, repairing and rebuilding itself to be the fantastic machine that it was always meant to be.
Your body will actively work to heal itself, bringing you closer to your weight loss goal.
Always remember that cupping is not the only procedure required for weight loss. You’ll need to watch what you eat and take regular exercise too. Cupping will accelerate your results but should not solely be relied on as the cure for being overweight.
Is cupping for weight loss popular?
Cupping has been highlighted as a treatment used by celebrities and professional athletes in recent years, providing faster healing, a reduction in pain, and as a general treatment to foster wellness. It has been around for a very long time but has seen a surge in popularity due to the interest of celebrities.
It remains popular as it has been shown to work well and is effective in both weight loss and in treating the symptoms of a range of other problems. It is a safe procedure that gets results.
Do you want to try cupping for weight loss?
Trying cupping for weight loss may be a little daunting if you’ve never experienced it before, but you are in safe hands with our team. We’re fully trained and certified, and we’ll make sure you’re comfortable with the process every step of the way.
To book an appointment or to find out more about cupping for weight loss before and after treatments, please visit us or call Ozark Chiropractic Clinic on (225) 927-8160 today.