Can Cupping Therapy Help With Digestion?

Digestive Issues? Try Cupping Therapy!

Cupping therapy is generally not considered a primary treatment for digestive issues, but some people believe that it may have a beneficial effect on digestion.

According to proponents of cupping therapy, the suction created by the cups can help to stimulate the digestive system and promote better digestion. It is thought that the increased blood flow to the abdomen and the muscles around the digestive organs can help to reduce inflammation and tension in the digestive system, which can improve the function of the digestive organs.

There is some scientific research on the use of cupping therapy for digestive issues. One study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine found that cupping therapy combined with acupuncture was effective in improving the symptoms of functional dyspepsia, a common digestive disorder characterized by discomfort and pain in the upper abdomen.

However, more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of cupping therapy for digestive issues. It is important to note that cupping therapy should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment for digestive disorders, and anyone experiencing digestive symptoms should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Additional Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy has many proven benefits that extend well beyond the realm of digestion such as:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Relaxation
  • Improved immune function.
  • Improved athletic performance

If you’re interested in learning more, we encourage you to read The Benefits of Cupping Therapy.