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Cupping for weight loss

There are many options available for people who are wanting to lose weight. The common advice is to change your diet, eat less, move more, all of which is great advice. Cupping for weight loss before and after you change your habits can also have a beneficial effect, giving you a better chance at weight loss success rather than relying on willpower alone.

Why do we gain weight?

The short answer is simply overeating and under-exercising, but it is more complex than that alone. As you get older, your metabolism slows down – it’s imperceptible at first, but slowly and surely your body will become less efficient at using energy, and more likely to store fat.

With a faster metabolism, everything that gets put into your body gets processed at high speed, and there’s no opportunity for any lingering fat deposits to build up. Of course, the more you eat, the more chance there is that your body won’t be able to keep up, and as you age the problem will only get worse.

How does cupping for weight loss before and after the event help?

Cupping is a treatment thatNatural Acupuncture&Cupping Center has been successfully using for a very long time. There are records of it being used over 1000 years ago by many ancient cultures including the Egyptians and the Chinese. The process itself is quite simple.

One or more cups are placed on the skin in the area that is to be treated, and a vacuum is created within the cup. The vacuum is normally created by igniting a substance within the cup before applying it to the body – don’t worry, as the ignited substance does not come into contact with your skin. It is simply used to heat up the air within the cup.

As the air cools when the cup is inverted, it creates a vacuum which pulls the area of skin below the cup into the opening. The skin in this area will redden and the blood vessels in the area expand. An alternative variation on this procedure is the use of silicon cups and a pump system to create a vacuum – whichever method is used the net result is the production of a vacuum in the selected area.

With the expansion of blood vessels, the procedure supplies extra nutrients to the tissue and increases hydration, and also offers a similar effect to a deep tissue massage. The top layer and several sublayers of the skin are stimulated, bringing new life to the area, and additionally kickstarting the metabolism.

It is almost as if your body had forgotten about certain areas, and the stimulation provided by cupping reminds your body of what it needs to do.

As cupping increases the blood flow to the area that is being treated, it will also accelerate the natural healing processes of the body. This will decrease inflammation and boost the immune system, both of which are beneficial when trying to change your body composition, i.e. losing weight.

The cups are left in a single position for several minutes before they are either removed or alternatively relocated to another area to continue the treatment.

This treatment is effective both before and after starting your weight loss journey as it keeps your body in the optimum condition whether you are trying to lose weight or not.

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