How to Instantly Boost Your Energy and Immunity with These Ancient Magics?
Have you ever heard about the ancient techniques such as cupping and moxibustion from the Traditional Chinese Medicine? What makes them so unique and powerful?
Do you know that the top athletes during the recent Olympic Games have turned to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment known as “cupping” to boost their performance? In fact, the use of cupping therapy amongst athletes has grown over the last decade. Floyd Mayweather, Andy Murray, Amir Khan are recent Olympians in Rio who were seen with cupping marks during their competitions.
Cupping therapy is to create suction on your skin by using cups. It is an ancient technique from Traditional Chinese Medicine. One way to understand cupping is to consider it as the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue, and muscles upward. Cupping has gained growing popularity among the Hollywood stars. Jennifer Aniston has been enjoying cupping and acupuncture for a long time.
Cupping has numerous benefits — it can help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood and Qi (energy) to the affected area and throughout the body. It often works wonders for people who suffer from the flu, colds, coughs, back and muscle pain, poor circulation, anxiety, and other chronic pains.
Moxibustion involves the burning of mugwort (moxa) to facilitate the healing. Mugwort is an herb that has many healing benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties and balancing Yin and Yang energy. It has been widely used both internally and externally in TCM. Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which the dry herb is burned on or very near the surface of the skin. This process will produce a short wave of infrared light to enhance the healing power.
According to TCM, cold and dampness can invade the body and deposit in the meridian channels, which causes energetic blockage in the body. Moxibustion helps dispel the cold and dampness in the body and promotes the energy flow in the body. In addition, it also increases the white blood cell count, reduces chronic inflammation, regulates menstruation cycles and eases menstruation cramps. The healing ability of moxibustion is truly amazing.
Why choose the summer as the best season to take advantage of cupping and moxibustion? The answer may surprise you.