What is ACE MediCupping™ Therapy? MediCupping™ is a modern form of cupping therapy which utilizes glass and/or plastic cups and a vacuum machine to create suction on the body surface. These cups are moved over the skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, and are parked for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release. This suction can reach deep into the soft tissue or can work superficially to pull inflammation and toxins toward the surface so that the skin and lymphatic system can readily eliminate them.
One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the “separation” that the vacuum produces in tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue, which is invaluable in pre- and post-surgery treatments. It is becoming evident that separation of fused, congested soft tissue and increase in tissue function can be a catalyst for change in many current health conditions.
Markings, discoloration, redness, and cup kisses: Where there is dead static blood, lymph, cellular debris, pathogenic factors, and toxins present in the body, Medi-Cupping can leave marks on the skin which indicate that the stagnation or disease has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface. These are therapeutically beneficial and facilitate the healing process. They are not bruises or injuries.