The earliest recorded use of acupuncture dates from 200 BCE. Knowledge of acupuncture spread from China along Arab trade routes towards the West.
Cupping is a type of bodywork therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction, like an inverse of massage, and with the same effect as a massage but faster and more effective. The suction helps facilitate the flow of “qi” in the body. Qi is a Chinese word meaning life force, or vital energy. The suction releases tight muscles and this creates instant pain relief. The pain relief from one cupping treatment continues to take effect for up to 24 hours after the treatments. Cupping is one of the best pain management tools that exist, in terms of safety and effectiveness.
Trigger points and referred pain
If you are suffering from any of the following, you may have referred pain from the upper trapezius trigger points: Headaches on the temples or tension headaches, facial, temple, or jaw pain, pain behind the eye, dizziness or vertigo (in conjunction with the sternocleidomastoid muscle), severe neck pain, a stiff neck, or limited range-of-motion and … Continue reading Trigger points and referred pain