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Myofascial Decompression

  • By FusionAdmin
  • Published March 15, 2017
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Myofascial decompression or “cupping” has been becoming more and more popular in western medicine, particularly after the summer Olympics in 2016 where several athletes had visible cupping marks during their events. Cupping has its roots in Eastern medicine starting around 3000 B.C. Traditionally it was used for a variety of ailments including gastrointestinal issues, pain, respiratory problems, and gynaecological disorders. In Eastern traditions, cupping was utilized to improve the flow of Qi, or energy in the body. This concept was often practiced as “wet cupping” where the skin would be lacerated before application of the vacuum to allow blood with stagnant Qi to be released. Today, myofascial decompression it typically utilized as “dry cupping” where skin is left intact and no active bleeding is created.
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