Cupping for Infertility
Acupressure is a popular form of Chinese healing that uses touch to unblock ‘Qi” also known as vital energy. Once unlocked, the energy can flow smoothly throughout the meridians or pathways in the body.
Cupping is a healing technique which consists of creating a vacuum by placing a cupping glass on the skin. The cup creates suction on the skin stimulating blood flow to the areas where the cup is placed. This process helps relieve any inflammation in the body.
In treating infertility, cupping helps detoxify the body. Cupping combined with acupuncture is more effective in boosting your chances of pregnancy. Take a look at: how acupuncture can help with infertility.
On a scientific level, researchers have found that both acupressure and acupuncture cause the body to release endorphins and monoamines. These are the body’s chemicals that block pain signals in the spinal cord and the brain. The endorphin system consists of chemicals that regulate the activity of a group of nerve cells in the brain that relax muscles and reduces anxiety. Stress plays a huge part in infertility according to TCM which is why it is vital to reduce stress and anxiety when trying to conceive. Cupping also triggers the release of hormones, including serotonin. Serotonin is a brain chemical that makes you feel calm and serene.
Causes tissue to release toxins
Removes Qi stagnation and blood stasis
Increases blood flow to organs which play a crucial part in fertility
Clears dampness within the body and removes any toxic heat
Releases stress and anxiety, making your body and mind feel more relaxed
Increases Yang energy of kidney and spleen
Reduces chances of miscarriage