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 Ondol Clinic Location: 129 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Q 4066 | Phone: (07) 3371 0100 | Website: www.ondol.com.au | Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic © 2015 | Designed by Roz Stokes Design

​​​ Ondol Clinic Location: 129 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Q 4066 | Phone: (07) 3371 0100 | Website: www.ondol.com.au | Ondol Oriental Medicine Clinic © 2015 | Designed by Roz Stokes Design

​​​Cupping 

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Cupping greatly enhances Qi  and blood flow to facilitate healing.

Cupping 

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Cupping is an ancient form of medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin by glass, silicon or plastic cups. Through either heat or suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin. This suction is created using either fire cups or mechanical devices like vacuum pumps. The cups stay in place for five to fifteen minutes during treatment. 

By applying them  on the skin, blood circulation is increased  and tension in muscle and connective tissue is released.
Cupping helps to ease muscle knots , swelling and pain. 

In Oriental medicine cupping is applied to treat internal diseases and structural dysfunctions. 

By dispelling stagnant blood and lymph and thereby improving Qi flow, cupping greatly enhances and promotes healing.  In order to have optimal health we need to have good blood circulation. When this is not the case we can have many chronic health conditions that are difficult to treat. Cupping is an ideal treatment strategy in many of these instances, e.g. respiratory diseases such as the common cold, asthma  and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Depending on the specific treatment, skin marking is common after the cups are removed. This may be a simple red ring that disappears quickly, or darker  discolouration resembling bruises. They appear when stagnant blood is lifted up from congested capillary beds, allowing new blood to enter and nourish the local tissues, beginning the healing process.

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Cupping is recommended for a broad range of medical conditions, such as:

  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Muscular skeletal problems (back, neck, shoulder problems)
  • General physical and psychological well being
  • Headache
  • Respiratory diseases (common colds, bronchitis, asthma)
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Digestive conditions
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Sports injuries