Use of fire glass jars is for experts only! It is NOT recommended for home use by laymen!
As a modern development, suction cup therapy is based on traditional cupping. While producing the effects of traditional cupping methods, it eliminates some of the disadvantages. For example, without using fire, the danger of burning one’s skin does not exist. Furthermore, the negative pressure within the cup can be tailored to meet each person’s individual needs, since pressure can be controlled manually by using the pressure gun. The cups are strong and of superior grade, and come in a variety of cup sizes. The transparency of the cups allow one to clearly see the reddening taking place on the skin with increase of cupping session time. This allows for the individual to completely monitor and control the cupping effects and the optimal cupping time required.
Cupping has been used in traditional medicine as a powerful and very effective form of fighting diseases and illnesses. Through cupping, traditional Eastern medicine seeks to establish balance and harmony of one’s body by restoring the Yin and Yang equilibrium. Suction cup therapy is a form of physical treatment which commonly involves creating a small area of low air pressure next to the skin. It causes the capillaries to dilate, thus blood flow is improved. During the treatment, blood flows away from the capillaries with ease. Energy is allowed to flow freely throughout the body. The traditional fire-cupping cups are made of thick heat-resistant glass. The cold-cupping vacuum can be created with a mechanical suction pump acting through a valve located at the top of the cup.
Cupping is primarily aimed at the removal of waste products and toxins from the body, at re-tuning and bringing forth a new balance. In the case of skin and connective tissue circulatory disorders, it is an excellent method to ease pain and to reduce swelling of the muscles. Hippocrates believed that it frees the streams of energy within one’s body, helps to flush out toxic wastes, and also restores the yin-yang balance of the body. Cupping has also been recommended against respiratory and lung problems. It is believed to fight against colds, not by directly combating against viruses, but instead, by empowering the ability of the body to produce more anti-virus which will in turn take on the fight against the virus. The stimulation of muscles through the application of heat and friction during cupping sessions is also believed to be effective against arthritis and rheumatism.