Not only does obesity affect one’s appearance, more importantly, it increases the risk of developing certain conditions such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, arteriosclerosis (heart disease), fatty liver, infertility etc. Losing weight should not be done solely for vanity purposes, but for health and the prevention of diseases.
If you followed Rio 2016, you may have noticed the cupping spots on Michael Phelps and some of the athletes. However, this ‘trending’ therapy is not new. Egyptians had been using it from as early as 1550 BC.
There are different types of cupping techniques such as the stationary cupping, massage cupping, flash cupping, wet cupping and acupuncture cupping. More than one technique may be used in combination for different medical conditions. It is commonly used to provide drug-free pain relief for muscle ache/strain, combat acne, obesity, shingles, upper respiratory syndrome, headache, menstrual cramp, gastrointestinal problems, as well as maintain general wellness.
How does cupping help?
In modern Singapore, western medical aesthetic centres that offer high technology and fast methods such as laser treatment, liposuction, cryoliposis (fat freeze), ultrasound melting, digestion mimicking pills etc. have long dominated the market for people seeking for slimming solutions.
So when traditional methods, like acupuncture, are suggested, scepticism tends to surface – “How is it that poking yourself with multiple needles can slim you down?” and “Should this option that requires more of your time and effort have an edge over those with an easier way out?”
Here, I shall unveil the mystery behind this century-old method for slimming and why this method rises above the rest for helping you shake off that flab and get you toned up.