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cupping for wellness

Cupping, the Asian Method for Lymphatic Drainage is NOW AVAILABLE at Wink iBoutique

Traditional Asian medicine has brought us some of today’s top beauty and wellness gems — from anti-aging herbs and teas to jade rolling and turmeric. If you’re always looking for the latest trends to try that will have you feeling and looking your best, you should try cupping!

What is Cupping?

Cupping was developed thousands of years ago by the Chinese and Egyptians. It is a healing therapy that uses plastic, glass, or bamboo jars on the skin to produce a vacuum that gently sucks the skin tissue into the jar. The cups suction the skin and help begin the process of toxin removal, alleviate pain, and boost the circulatory system.

Cupping is also a very powerful lymphatic drainage treatment because it helps move excess fluids or toxins from the tissues — this draining is one of the main ways the body detoxifies. Cupping can be done on the face and/or body.

What is the Lymphatic System?

The lymphatic system is made up of lymphatic vessels connected to lymph nodes, where the lymph is filtered. Lymphs help rid the body of waste, toxins, and other unwanted materials. The body is home to hundreds of lymph nodes, and they are found deep inside of the body, including around the lungs and heart. They can also be found close to the surface, like under the arms or groins.

Your tonsils, adenoids, spleen, and thymus are also all part of the lymphatic system. Why is this important? Well, the spleen sits right above the kidney on the left and controls red blood cells and storage and fights infection. The thymus is a small organ above the heart that stores young lymphocytes (specialized white blood cells) and equips them to become active T cells that help destroy infected or cancerous cells. The lymphatic system works to keep the body healthy by eliminating infections and diseases.

Cuppings Impact on Lymphs