What is Cupping?
Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that uses suction from cups to stimulate blood flow and draw out toxins from different parts of the body. Although cupping therapy has been used for centuries in Eastern countries like China and Vietnam, especially as part of holistic health treatments, it is also becoming increasingly popular in Western healthcare settings because it has been proven to be effective at relieving pain and improving circulation.
What are the Benefits of Cupping?
The removal of toxins from the body through cupping relieves pain and helps restore normal body functions. Alternatively, cupping can also be used as a preventative measure to keep the body strong and healthy. Cupping not only improves blood circulation and relieves pain, but it can also treat a wide range of ailments, including:
- Respiratory issues
- Muscle tension
- Chronic pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Varicose veins
- High blood pressure
- Eczema and other skin conditions
- Blood disorders like hemophilia
How Much Does Cupping in Melbourne Cost?
The cost of a cupping session in Melbourne ranges from $60 to $150, depending on the treatment duration and number of cups used. Any extra products or services you decide to add to your treatment plan will affect the total price. Weekend and holiday pricing may be different for some practitioners.
How Many Cupping Practitioners are Based in Melbourne?
In accordance with the registration regulations of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, a qualified practitioner of cupping can also provide acupuncture, moxibustion, and other Chinese manual therapies. The Australian acupuncture profession has around 4,700 registered practitioners, 19% of whom practise ancient Chinese medicine techniques, including cupping, in Melbourne.
How Many People in Melbourne Use Cupping?
Australians widely support the various branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including cupping. Although there is no specific data on the total number of Melbourne residents who use cupping for various ailments or for maintaining optimal health, it is apparent from several published sources that it is common in the city, if not throughout Australia. A 2012 review (Cao et al.) of randomised controlled trials for cupping therapy found that combining cupping with other TCM treatments proved to be more effective than other approaches in addressing nerve dysfunction, skin conditions, disc problems and a host of other conditions.